search engine modeled after Wikipedia was
launched today. Instead of relying on fully-automated searches,
Blekko will depend on human input to develop, modify and edit search
options. Search results are divided into
seven categories that represent the highest volume of search traffic:
health, colleges, autos, personal finance, lyrics, recipes, and
hotels, according to the Blekko
website.Under construction for the past three years and
designed as an alternative to Bing and Google;
Blekko.com, will take a turn
at eliminating spam
from search results on
the internet with the open-search, user-based
realized we could make web tools that let users sign up and help make
the search engine better," said Blekko chief executive Rich
Skrenta . "If we opened up the process, we could not only get
orders of magnitude more people involved than we could ever hope to
employ, we could also create an open, accountable process around the
search engine relevance data. "
will use live people to create slashtags,
web pages generated into groups by specific topics. The
Blekko's website defines slashtags as tools that will search only the
sites you want and cut out the spam sites.
and Google have hundreds of contractors that use web tools to refine
this relevance data - classifying porn, spam, domain parks,
e-commerce sites, fake 404's, markov-spam, official sites, and so
on," Skrenta said.
its start in 2007, Blekko has secured $24 million to get the site up
and running. Their goal is to identify the 50 best sites on the
internet in top search categories. The site boasts 3,000
slashtags so far.
quote: Search results are divided into seven categories that represent the highest volume of search traffic: health, colleges, autos, personal finance, lyrics, recipes, and hotels, according to the Blekko website.