Search with a difference

May 9, 2012

The sum total of all wisdom is not necessarily found in the first three responses provided in one of the popular branded search engines.

Sometimes you need a specialist search engine to really get the information and insights you need.

In this week’s ABC Australia’s radio segment Adelaine, Nadia and I take a look at some of the other great search engines that are out there, including:

Blogs
IceRocket.com – Searches for content from blogs, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Images
TinEye.com – a reverse image search engine – this finds out where an image came from, how it’s being used and where you can find the best resolution version.
PicSearch.com – Searches through more than 3 billion online photos.

People
Pipl.com – Search for people all over the world from a simple interface.
123people.com – Aggregates public information from a number of sources to give a spread of person-specific information.

Music
MixTurtle.com – Basic music search engine by artist and / or song title.
SongBoxx.com – Search over 7,000,000 tracks from the one location.
Music-Map.com – Type in your favourite artist and then a map of similar artists will be returned (very cool).

Audio and Video
PodScope.com – The web’s leading podcast search directory.
Blinkx.com – Search over 35 million hours of video.

(for a full list click here)

Listen now:

and listen live each Wednesday at 5.30 p.m. (EST)

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The Future of Australian Tourism

May 3, 2012

I was privileged this morning to present a keynote on the Future of Australia’s Tourism Industry to the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) annual conference, after which I did this impromptu interview with eGlobal Travel Media.

Take a look: