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MelZoo search is not a MeToo.

In Web 2.0 & all that, Website reviews on January 13, 2009 by Alan Lovell Tagged: , , , , ,

MelZoo is a surprisingly usable (meta-)search engine that gives you a split screen result that allows the user to see full and easily readable, scrollable and clickable previews of pages before you actually click to go to them. It’s not the first search engine to try this approach of using previews, SearchMe and Exalead spring to mind, but it does it better and more quickly than others (though it appears not to ‘do’ PDFs). It’s a meta-search engine, with all that entails, so you don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes (though do you ever?), you get fewer results, and you’ll likely get fewer interesting, unusual or ‘leftfield’ pages, but it’s quick and effective and, while not beautiful, is certainly worth investigating.

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