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Blekko Search Engine LAUNCHED At Blekko.com

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Blekko Search Engine LAUNCHED At Blekko.com – Google and Yahoo search engines could very well have competition in the form of Blekko, a new search engine that uses users input to filter search results. The beta version of the site has only just been released within the last twenty for hours, so it is still very much a work in progress, but if it takes off then it could be huge. According to the Blekko site, they use something called slashtags. Slashtags are a list of topics around a certain topic. Apparently, users are able to create these sites and search within them too.

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This is what chief executive Rich Skrenta had to say: “As a 20-person startup, we asked ourselves how blekko could assemble this essential data,” Skrenta added. “Hire contractors? Use Mechanical Turk? Elance? But – of course! – we know a much better way…. A way you can get orders of magnitude greater participation, while at the same time being very open about the process. Let the public in.”

If the site does take off then there could be some serious competition for other search engines that are already very established. However, there is always the risk that it will become another one of those sites that doesn’t take off and falls at the first hurdle. However, a lot of work and effort has gone into the site, so there is a good chance that it will be a huge hit with many people.

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