FaveBot is a new search service that gives you another way to search the web. FaveBot uses discovery as their search method. What does this mean? How is it different from going to your search engine of choice and just ‘Googling’ something? FaveBot uses tracking lists and this is where users enter in certain keywords and select whether they want to find podcasts, blogs, books, DVD’s, events, news, etc., that carry those keywords.
It doesn’t stop there. Once you set up your tracking lists (I don’t think there’s a maximum on created tracking lists), you click on ‘discoveries’ and all of your search results are displayed. The cool thing about this is how the tracking lists keeps working for you. It continues to search the web for those keywords you have entered into your tracking lists. You can even subscribe to your tracking lists.
This concept is not new; those of us who have used any type of online job site use this feature. They call it search agents, but this is new in the realm of search engines. I set up three tracking lists and the search results were satisfactory. I’m sure as this service matures; the search features and results will get better. All-in-all, it’s definitely a service worth discovering.Category: Startups, Trends, web 2.0