Thursday, January 8, 2009

What's Hot on the Web Right Now? OneRiot?

OneRiot - a social search engine that finds the pulse of the web.

One of the companies was Me.dium, a browser add-in that provided real-time access to what others were surfing. Me.dium incorporated its technology into "social search," releasing an alpha of its search engine earlier this year. Today, they're relaunching that social search as OneRiot.

How does OneRiot get the data? Users can opt to install a browser add-in that allows them to share their browsing data with OneRiot, much in the same way services like Alexa and Compete record usage. OneRiot claims to have more than 2 million users sharing their activity, today.

So What's Hot?

Currently, political and entertainment topics sit atop the list of popular topics - for obvious reasons. But it's not just the search results. The new OneRiot blog tends to focus more on the pop side of Web browsing, as well, featuring stories on Lindsay Lohan, psychics, and Palin's chances for 2012.

Searches for topics like technology - even for topics like iPhone 2.2 and Android - result in the standard search result fare. Nothing geeky is really "pulsing" with the OneRiot crowd. The closest I could find? News on the Mars Rover.

So if you want to know more about how we rank our search results, visit the OneRiot Help section.

Like other search engines, they keep a running record of the contents of the Internet. However, unlike other search engines, we prioritize that information based on its current popularity with the community. This makes OneRiot's search results relevant, fresh, friendly, and pulsing with the real-time energy of the web.

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