Daniel is a community member, who also happens to work for MSE360. He sent me the following email:
MSE360 uses several API systems and a custom crawler called Fred to provide a unique search experience. Unlike nearly all other search engines currently on the market, MSE360 combines Web, Wikipedia, Blogs and Images into one easy-on-the eyes design. This in turn results in MSE360 being able to provide users with a much quicker way of getting the best information from the Internet.
MSE360 contains an Anti-Spyware feature powered by StopBadWare. When a site is hosting Spyware or something else the user won’t want to install, we warn them. The warnings show next to the result. We find this will help users be safer when searching. We plan to have user submissions at a later date.
The 3-column layout. despite having much more content. still loads very fast, and that’s an extremely important aspect of the search. We need search to load fast, and we’re looking into more methods to speed up the search engine results.
Another unique feature is the community results. These are links that the community that uses MSE360 thinks are important. For example, if I searched for Google Browser I would find that a user has submitted the Google Chrome website. Because this is the right result for me, that community result will stay at the top. We hope the addition of user-submitted results will make it that bit more relevant. After all robots aren’t as bright us Humans… yet!
Over the coming months we plan to add much more in the sense of community search. Users will be able to design their own custom modules for the search engine. We plan to launch a voting system similar to what Digg has next week. We’re still young, but feature-wise we’re growing fast. The majority of users we’ve surveyed preferred our alpha stage search engine to Cuil. The difference is that we’re not going to lie when it comes to marketing. We’re not a stage yet where anyone working on MSE360 can say ‘We’re perfect’, but slowly we plan to make it an extremely powerful search engine.
Have you tried out MSE360 yet? What are your initial thoughts, and what feedback can you give to Daniel so he can take it back to his team?