Friday, January 22, 2010

To Google or to Bing, that is the Question

Although I am a cat, not an elephant, I do have a long memory.

Back in my December 18th post discussing the difference between homonyms and heteronyms, I explained that the reason you might care has to do with choosing search engines. If I search the word "China" on Google, my results all relate to the country China. But what if I am interested in the dishes? If I use the search engine Bing, on the left side, under Related Searches, I see a link for "China dishes". Try the word "digest". On Bing, I get to choose from two of my favorite topics, food and research. On Google, I would starve.

Clusty is another search engine that provides categories for its search results.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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