Fisssh, a search engine with spunk

April 3rd, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


Fisssh, nope it's not a brand of soda but rather it is a multi-search engine that has a unique way of displaying search results. When you enter a query, Fisssh will present the search results in an editorial format that covers web, news, blogs, videos, podcasts, info, jobs, social and shops web ranges. Search results are arranged in blocks or sections. Each section can be saved as RSS and each one containing a great list of search results.

What Fisssh tries to do is use the known and well established search engine to generate query results and at the same time integrate the equally relevant information found in blogging, social networks, wikis and “Q&A” services. Also, at the bottom of the results Fisssh displays a listing of other search engines which you can use if you're not satisfied with the current search results from Fisssh. This way, Fisssh encourages and allows users to discover more information about their query. As they put it, it allows users to ″get closer” and ″go deeper.” The interface is actually quite zesty. However, going through the various search ranges (web, news, blog, etc.), you'll notice that at some point, search results has a very cluttered or messy and distracting appearance. Why not use some colored texts on search results to break the monotony of a very boring black text.

The search engine is easy to use, however, the lack of advance search options is noticeable. This could be a drawback since advance search customizations are already common in various search engines.

The search engine is still in beta. It was launched early this month and it would be interesting to observe how Wales based HGi Media Systems, the one who owns and operates Fisssh, will tackle future developments of the search engine.