Sency is a real-time search engine. While the service is still in its infancy, I think it has the potential to become a big player in the search industry. My initial reactions to the service were of the “so what” nature, but after talking through the goal of the service with the founder, Evan Britton, I’ve changed my tune a little bit. This service differs from Google in that it’s not really a web search engine. It’s more of a conversation search engine. The interface mimics a “dressed up Google”, but the functionality couldn’t be more different.
Sency searches the web (predominately Twitter at this point) for conversations related to your keyword search. Not only does it filter out a lot of the junk that comes through Twitter, it actually separates the most popular links for that search term throughout the day so you can see what’s most popular at any given time.
Pretty cool, eh?
Well, we think it’s going to catch on, so we built a plugin that lets you put Sency search results in your WordPress sidebar.
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