Spezify: Not just another search engine
Bing launched a few weeks ago and I was underwhelmed by the "decision engine" whose search results paled in comparison to Google's, which to me means that it wouldn't serve me as well in making decisions. Big FAIL.
But Spezify (www.spezify.com) is a whole other type of search. I'm not even sure how to describe it. When I typed my username in ('cause let's face it, that's what we do with new search engines: type something we know well to test the results) it gave me the weirdest mix of results, visually presented in a mosaic of images on the screen. Some featured my latest Twitter posts, some contained images of my blog, and some were filled with images and info about other people who share my name.
I think I would use this if I was looking something up for the first time, out of interest. Or just for fun. However, it might get a bit difficult if I was looking for hard info or documentation. Kind of reminds me of some visual search engines that came out in the early '00s (remember Kadoo?). What do you think? Are you still going to Google or will one of these newer engines draw you away from the Mothership?