Hotbot.com- The Redemption of the Unredeemed.

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Hotbot was a beautiful part of internet technology that was created be Wired Magazine in the year 1996. Its genesis started on as a university research project that was conducted by Eric Brewer an assistant Professor and Paul Gathier, a computer scientist who was working on acquiring a computer science PhD at the University of California in the United States. The project started as one that was to demonstrate and gives positive results that a cluster of small computers could be put together to achieve the exact same performance of that of a supercomputer. The results came out to be positive and they discovered that these small computers when put together could also share, compute and analyze data as fast as a supercomputer at the same time.

It was just about that time that Inktomi (ink-to-me) Corporation was founded by the same creators of Hotbot. Inktomi Corporation was a company that provided software for internet service providers. The corporation served as a very good and well profitable firm, an able-bodied one that could support the idea of a search engine since it was already internet and technology related. Hotbot then at that time became a very powerful and popular tool with search results that was served by Inktomi database. This search engine also made use of information from Direct Hit, a tool which applied click-through data in manipulating results.

Hotbot during its launching period made use of “new links”, a very different and unique strategy of marketing which was considered one of the best strategies of that time which made it to get the latest of updates to its search database. Within this period, it also offered free web hosting which only lasted for a very short period of time and was one of the first engines to gain the ability of providing search options within search results.

Two years later after its creation, Lycos acquired Hotbot as part of its acquisition and thereafter Hotbot started failing in their development era and soon after the market shares followed. In the 2002, since Hotbot was failing it had to be re-launched. It was now re-created as a multiple option search tool, thereby providing its users with information from the FAST, Google and Teoma databases.

In 2011, upon its rebirth the Hotbot search engine was still no were to be compared to any of the major third-party search engines like Yahoo.com, MSN etc. and had to be re-launched once again. It now had a new logo, and a better and modernized looking design and flexibility. It became a portal that didn’t just return web search results but also searches from various Lycos hosted websites. The Hotbot lasted for just six months before its paralysis kicked in. someday in October 2016, Lycos took a huge decision and ended up with the idea of selling Hotbot.com to a buyer who identity was undisclosed.

The Hotbot search engine is still fully operational and has now been modified and design to look and search for information better. It now provides search data in a very organized and well structured manner.

I’ve used Hotbot to find information about Lottery Winners for some time. It is pretty convenient on android, but is too heavily depending on the same algorithms used elsewhere. Probably Wired over-estimated their own capacity on building a search engine. Hotbot is referred to as a former Lycos-site. Lycos was designed by Carnegie Mellon institute in Pitthsburgh, Pennsylvania.

As long as Hotbot only is a shell surrounding Microsofts Bing there seems to be little new to find on this engine. I’d go for MillionShort, Gigablast, Yandex or MultiSearch instead. It’s still a neat little engine. I still use it instead of Bing sometimes.

The Difference (Search Engines vs Meta Search Engines)

Search engines were the only kind of internet search engines that we had that could make searching and surfing the internet much easier and better for its users. Along the way, it was noticed that these search provided different results based on their databases and therefore it needed some corrections, one that can enable the internet users get a very complex view of the internet despite its database.

Meta search engine was the key to solving this problem. It is a search tool that makes use of other search engine’s data to produce its own results; that is, it collects information from different databases.

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This list will do terrible things to your mind – don’t try to figure out all the algorithms these monsters use please. Just attune to the higher mind and trust your feelings.

Meta Search Engines

  • iBoogie

The iBoogie Meta search engine is one that uses various filters to produce and display information. It also provides you with the feature of choosing the amount of results that you wish to see on one page.

  • Mamma

This is also an amazing Meta search engine but the iBoogie is better. This is a great search engine to use when searching for latest news, images or videos. It grabs better information from other search engines on these specified areas.

  • Dogpile

This Meta search engine was developed by Infospace LLC. Dogpile doesn’t support any other search engine expect from the giants of the game which are Google and yahoo. It’s really one of the best Meta search engine that you can find out there. And the Infospace LLC claims that their product, Dogpile, has over 50% of more information than any other meta search engines.

  • Clusty

This Meta search engine has a user interface that look really good because of its simplicity. This is a search engine that is focused on clustering results that makes viewing them at a glance much easier.

  • Ixquick

This search engine is one that highlights privacy as its distinguishing feature. It definitely searches for everything and automatically doesn’t allow tracking of IP address and cookies.

  • Symbaloo

The Symbaloo Meta search engine is often regarded as the social media search engine. It generates its results from the Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, and Gmail, even including the WordPress, Wallmart and eBay.

  • io

This search engine delivers very different and refined outcomes to its users. This is highly recommended for person in search of Jobs, Blogs, People, Music, E-Books and Fonts. Of this recent time, it is considered o be the most useful meta-search engine because technology has brought its users closer to the media than any other aspect of it.

  • Turbo Scout

Turbo is also known as one of the biggest meta search engine in the world as it gets information and data from other meta search engines like Dogpile, Mamma, Vroosh, etc. It allows users to search for images, news, blogs, web, videos, etc and also provide more data than any other Meta search engine.

Sputtr

This is as one of the best and most prolific Meta search engines that one can find online these day. This Meta search engine provides you with a stylish and refreshing look of your search. It provides its users with ton load of information from Google, Google images, Google news, yahoo, bing, ask.com, dictionary.com, daily motion, LinkedIn, including New York Times and other social medium and search engines.

Search.com

This search engine that was created by Cnet has been tagged with the title of being the most interactive Meta Search engine available. Search.com shows very different set of search results due to the difference in its origin or source of information. This search engine does not only make use of the Google databases but also gathers data from other major search engines like Ask jeeves, MSN, Yahoo, Bing etc.

Info.com

This search engine provides its data from the four major serach engines and they are; Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Yandex. It has a very beautiful UI (User Interface) and by combining these four, Info.com provides you with the best and most useful set of data because since it using the four databases then I will show you the information that each of them have uniquely. Thus, you see better and accurate search results.


PolyMeta

This is the one and only search engine that has been equipped with the super ability of granting its users to option of choosing preferred search engine to getting better results. The PolyMeta search engine gets results from almost all search engines including Google, Bing, AOL, Ask.com, MSN, Baidu and many more.

Findelio

This is also a very fast and reliable Meta search engine that operates and delivers its search results based on Yahoo, Bing, Gigablast and Entireweb. This meta search engine has been known to be the best for business related searches and results.


Yometa

A search engine that collects data from Google, Yahoo and Bing databases. Yometa.com has a very unique and significant graphical style that illustrates where results are gathered from and which database was used.

Lesswaiting.com

Lesswaiting.com primarily uses and gets it search from the EntireWeb. But this search engine can also generate some results from Search Hippo, Ask Jeeves and Exactseek.

Puffinwarellc.com

This is a windows based Meta search engine that automatically creates topics related to your searched keyword using Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). Its uniqueness lies on how all results, topics and words are linked together based on the computation and compilations done by the LSA.

Search Engines – In the Beginning

Search engines are programs designed to analyze, structure and organize data based on the keywords that the user wishes or requires to gain information about. Search engines were created to make it simpler and easier for internet users to get a perplex view of all the information that can be found on the World Wide Web. Moments before the search engines were developed, the internet was clustered with File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites and in this case users had to navigate within the specific site to find out or search for what they were looking for. This was considered to be both stressful and lustful. The first search engines was like soldiers in a war. They fought hard and died on the battlefield. They weren’t strong enough to survive, but they still a part of Computer History.

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History of Search Engines

  • Archie (1990)

Archie was considered to be the father of search engines. It came to life in the year 1990 by the creativity and handwork of Alan Emtage who was still a student at that time in the McGill University in Montreal. The name “Archie” was formed out of the word archives. Archie helped solved this data scatter problem by making available a matcher that helps scan for the word.

  • World Wide Web Wanderer

This search engine was introduced in the year 1993 by Matthew Gray. The initial plan was to measure the growth of the web and take a count on the active web servers. The database it used was called Wandex. This search engine was more of a problem than a solution because it cause system lag by accessing a single particular page hundred times a day.

  • Infoseek (1995-2001)

The search engine that was launched in early 1995, was initially hope to place charges for searching which obviously failed. The popular search engine then later shifted to depending on banner ads just like the others that couldn’t survive as well.

  • Google (1997)

Google the ultimate was found by two Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google was first called Backrub. Backrub checked and analyzed the number of links coming back to websites and this was considered the perfect idea used to weigh the World Wide Web.

  • MSN (1998)

The MSN search was a service that was part of the Microsoft network of web services. The Microsoft goal at that time was to take control over all of the aspects of computing. The Microsoft network at that time had just lauched the Internet Explorer which was considered to be the favorite amongst other browsers. The major problem at the moment was that the MSN only displayed serach results from Inktomi and Looksmart. In 2006, it was later rebranded and renamed Windows Live.

  • AllTheWeb (1999)

AllTheWeb was considered to be a very strong rival to Google. It was launched in May 1999 and became as popular as Google but never has as much users as Gooogle. It was sometimes refered to as Fast Search because of its speed. In April 2003, AllTheWeb was bought for $70 million by Overture.

  • Teoma (2000)

Teoma was a search that was known for its special ability to spin through the web and provide links related to the searched keyword. It was later purchased in September 2001 by Ask Jeeves and was transformed to a search engine that provided results found only in Ask Jeeves websites.

This was how the story all began. The idea of the search engines gave rise to other innovations and ideal like cloud computing that gave computing a meaningful and organized structure.

Million Short – A Revolutionary Search Engine

Google is considered the best search engine, while other popular search engines such as Yahoo or Bing work similar to Google. Most of the internet users think that their problem can only be solved by searching on Google. Have you thought of having another search engine? Almost all of us have faced a situation when the search engine brings the top websites again and again and we are looking for something else.

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Search engines like Google are expert in providing the most popular search result on the first page. There might be a situation when you are looking for something that is not as popular such as historical documents. The solution to your problem is Million Short, this specialized search engine helps to find less popular websites that you can’t find easily on other search engines.

The most popular 1 million websites are ignored by the search engine, so it basically works by looking for the unpopular websites that are available on the internet. Million Short actually specializes in the long tail searches. That is the reason it is known as Million Short.

These sites might be good, but the fact is they might not have used the SEO tactics that are required to compete for the most popular search results. The topmost websites that appear in Google’s search results do that guarantee the quality of the information as well. Million Short basically aims to provide information that you were missing until now, and it might have the exact answer to your problem.

Million short can be considered as a discovery engine rather than a search engine. As it basically helps you to look for the most remote corners of the web that might be lost on other search engines.

The search engine has actually provided alternative methods to organize, access and discover the vast amount of information that is available on the internet. The users have access to the untapped information that has not been accessible to anyone who is using other search engines.

The search engine has released a lot of updates since its initial release. Some of the important updates include:

  • Mobile & Tablet Optimization
  • International Support
  • Design Updates
  • Browser Search Extensions

 

Searching On Million Short

If you are someone who is interested in genealogy and tired of searching for information on Google or Bing, you should go for Millions Short. The search engine specializes in providing the best results for ancestral records. You will be able to find information related to older relatives and other living people who are not on Facebook and Linkedin.

Those who have tried similar searches on Google know that it brings too many search results from the popular social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Million Short allows you to look for someone who has a small footprint on the internet.

You can easily refine your search by using the dropdown list that is available at the right of the search box. You can see the option to remove the top:

  • 1 million websites
  • 100k websites
  • 10k websites
  • 1000 websites
  • 100 websites

 

Exponential Labs – The Mind Behind Million Short

Exponential Labs a Toronto based software company has developed Million Short. The idea was conceived back in 2012. The company has recently gained popularity for developing its own web crawling capacities and search engine technology. As soon as the platform was released in April 2012, it has gained huge attention from mainstream publications and blogs such as Hacker News and Reddit. The strategy of Exponential Labs is to use proprietary data for the Million Short search results.

 

Million Short appeared to be a discussion site or a news aggregator upon its initial release. Million Short was not the main focus of the Exponential Labs team at that time but gradually within a few months, it decided to focus entirely on the search space.

The goal of the developer company was to provide a complimentary tool to the general public apart from the traditional search engines. They were not interested in competing with Google, Bing or Yahoo.


 

 

 

A Woman and Her Seven Children Steps Out to Embrace the Powerball Jackpot

In mid-year 2016, a woman and seven of her children had a chance to embrace victory as they won the Powerball mega-million lottery. The group of eight who were considered to be very religious and were regular church goers who had so much faith in Jesus Christ and the church doctrines as a whole. This religious family won a huge sum of $429.6 million Powerball jackpot. This was the largest jackpot lottery won in New Jersey and the sixth largest jackpot in Powerball at that time. It seems to have come about by devout faith in the christian God and a lucid dream of inspiration.

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Pearlie Smith purchased the winning ticket with the lucky numbers 5, 25, 26, 44, 66 and Powerball number of 9 at a store in Trenton. She only paid $3 for the ticket. She said that her winning the Powerball lottery was by the act of divine intervention. It was God who have given them the win. It didn’t just happen by luck. She also explained that the winning numbers was revealed to her in a lucid dream before this life changing incident happened.

The family members were stunned by the fact that they were the sole winners of $429.6 million. Pearlie came forward on the 13th of May, 2016. .Her winning the lottery was the greatest shock of her life, she said, she didn’t want to believe until she found her and her children at the spotlight holding up the gigantic lottery check of almost 430 million dollars. Adjusting to life shortly after becoming a mega-millionaire overnight can be sometimes very difficult just like David Lee Edwards who won $27 million in 2001 and died broke 12 years later due to unnecessary expenses and poor management.

The smith family of Trenton chose the cash out option of $368 million before taxes which later settled at $284 million after taxes. The money was split eight ways amongst her and her children. From the onset, it was clear that this family were not ready to ever go broke again so they had the money invested by finding a way to give back to the poor and needy.

Each of the eight donated back a portion the winnings to starting up the Smith Family Foundation with the hope of improving their community and some other places in the years to come. They gave 10% of their winnings to the church and dedicated themselves to helping people. This was the largest jackpot to be won in New Jersey at that time.

Among the things the family financed was a church in Bridgeton. Jackpot Winner Pearlie Mae had already made a promise to help the church. The church was named after Mount Sinai. The Smith family (remember Smith in the Matrix by the way) also created their own foundation to sponsor cultural programs. This foundation is based in Trenton, New Jersey. They also have invested in bibles in creole for the poor people of Haiti. In Swedish Money the family invested over 5 millions for the church site in Cumberland. The Smiths have made a formidable impact on the community, giving back almost 100 million SEK the first year. They tithed 10% of their winnings to the Pentecostal church. This family is really something else…


 
Powerball number 9 is said to be associated with Sagittarius and religion and this really makes sense.

Two other numbers that seem especially interesting in the Smith’s case is 44 and 66 – two double digit numbers.

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