So I’m a Googler, you’re a Googler, Conan’s a Googler, we get it… But here in Gibberish land we like to search about a bit too. One of my favorite non-googling sites was Clusty, a meta search engine by Vivisimo, Inc. that clustered results topically under headings – good for general concept searching and allowing quick, easy relevancy-narrowing. Clusty was recently sold and is now Yippy, and Yippy is freakin’ weird. They sort of look like Clusty did, clustering results and whatnot, but they advance a religious patriotism that makes me cringe. To each their own, I s’pose, but it does beg questions about censorship, information rights, and the best ways going about making the internet safe for your family, those sorts of thing – mightn’t you use a less zealous kid-specific search engine, for example? Is this a good option at work? Mainly I’m mourning Clusty here. So what clustering meta engines do you fair LG readers employ for your dastardly web deeds? Surely not Yippy – it lacks all the turpitude and depravity I know you degenerates so desire… Ah well, guess I’ll have to Google around and find a replacement.
For those of you noticing Conan’s conspicuous absence of late, in a fit of football fever he got vuvuzelas stuck on his hands and can’t type. I suggested voice recognition software but it can’t make out the muffled ramblings of a madman amplified through the plastic horn either. Alas, we wait and wish him well.