I can’t remember the last time I saw a new search-engine that more than mildly impressed me (*), but the just-launched Spezify is impressive and different. It’s primarily a visual search-engine aimed at designers and creatives, but also slips in relevant text and audio links. I gave it a tough one: Mongolian folk song, and it delivered very well…
Yes, those are the results! And, as I know this search inside-out, I’d say they’re a reasonably strong and relevant set of results. It seems to be aggregating Yahoo / Bing / YouTube, maybe even Google, but it’s refreshing to see the way the results are mixed and presented. I can see my Visual Communications and Fine Arts students flocking to this.
Sadly, there’s no Firefox search-box addon yet.
* (Actually it was probably We feel fine)