Hoping to kill spammers and content-farms once-and-for-all, this new search engine aims to use human volunteers to help determine what search results are more valuable. Calling itself “slashtag search,” Blekko utilizes slashtags to filter search results based on your criteria. For example, if you’re searching for election results, instead of querying “election results,” you would add the slashtag “New York” (your search would look like this: “election results/newyork”) to return results from a more limited group of sites that have been deemed useful by human curators.
The last major search engine to break into the market to supposedly change the game is Wolfram Alpha, a computational search engine, which is useful as a research tool, encyclopedia, dictionary/thesaurus, almanac, or calculator, but it doesn’t quite fit the bill for standard searches.
Blekko (Site is live now)