Monday, July 14, 2008

Scour - leveraging the search engine to empower and pay the user

The idea is simple. Search, Contribute, Reward. Search for a topic using the Scour search engine (it searches google, yahoo, and msn), then rate the links with a thumbs up or thumbs down, then accumulate points for your contribution and get rewarded with money. It is an interesting idea to move the search engine forward and I wonder how well it will catch on. Like any web 2.0 idea, the community base is key to success and maybe the monetary reward may be enough incentive to boost the community participation. We will see. Overall, it sounds interesting and I'll check it out. Let us know what you think of it. Scour - The social search engine