Kosmix is a “universal search engine that dynamically generates guides to search queries using dozens of different content sources” (this is from today’s TechCrunch post about it).
I tried it out awhile ago, but pretty quickly dismissed it because I didn’t (and still don’t) think it’s particularly accessible to English Language Learners.
But after reading the TechCrunch post today about its rapid growth, I tried it out again and was impressed. I think it might work very well for my mainstream ninth-graders to use it for research.
Instead of spending time describing how it is different from Google or a traditional search engine, I’d suggest you just go there and try it out.
Thanks for your post about Kosmix, Larry! We always like to know what our users think, and to hear ideas about how we can make the experience better.
Speaking of which…we’re working on something in our lab that I’d love to show you–we’d be interested in hearing your initial feedback. If you’re open to getting a sneak preview of our next tool, send me a note at email@example.com and we’ll arrange a call.
All the best,