How to search for anything when all else has failed?
October 21, 2008 6:08 PM Subscribe
How to search for anything (or find the answer to anything) on the internet when all else has failed?
posted by schindyguy to computers & internet (20 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
When Google's advanced search (and operators) isn't enough and I have gone through the major search engines, where do I turn? I know there have been discussions of several types of semantic search engines like powerset.com. And then there has been discussion of cuil.com among many others. They dont seem to work well.
But when I need to find something that I give up searching for, I am forced into asking the question to a comment board related community. And even then its sometimes hard to find the comment board specifically for the industry/topic I am interested in. General answer sites like yahoo answers work well, but sometimes I get frustrated at how long it takes to get a valid answer and by that time I am over it.
I would be curious to know what you guys have in your tool set to tackle the hardest questions and find the best results.