There’s a new blog search engine on the block called Sphere. I love how easy it is to add my favorite searches to Bloglines, sort results by time, checking out the profiles of the bloggers (post frequency, links, etc.) and how clean it is.
Customizable time frames (play with our custom range filter, the grokiest feature in our site).
Here’s the notice I received from Sphere:
We’d appreciate you helping us get the word out if you like what we’ve built. Please feel free to blog about the site any time after 7:00 am Tuesday (May 2nd).
Here is the url: www.sphere.com. New in this V1.5 release:
- custom range histogram;
- sphere it bookmarklet that makes it easy to find blog posts that relate to what you’re reading on the Web;
- top queries this hour/ this week;
- RSS for search results;
- community feedback buttons throughout the site;
- expanded related media verticals including podcasts (Yahoo! API), books (Amazon API), and photos (CNET Webshots API);
- expanded related news articles coverage (over 50 mainstream news sites such as CNN, NYT, ESPN, Fox, USA Today to name a few);
- expanded profiles;
- featured blogs for 12,000+ keyword search terms covering over 500 broad topics including baseball, anime, food, web 2.0, tech news, knitting, culture, etc.; and
a brand new back end that scales.
The best two featues are the custom range feature (a search on ‘mohammed cartoons’ really illustrates its utility) and the sphere it bookmarklet (take a chance, download and it’ll change your life). Also, check out the featured blogs for a number of topics like baseball, food, knitting, motherhood, web 2.0, google, etc – you’ll find featured blogs for about 12,000 keyword search terms. And check out the related media for almost any search – you’ll now find podcasts, books and photo’s in addition to our news articles.
As always, we would appreciate your thoughts, and we hope you like it.
Check it out, you may just find some new blogs to follow.
Sidenote: I’ve set this to be posted at 7 a.m. as per request. Problem is, I’m not sure what part of the world they’re shooting for ;). So it’s being posted 7 a.m. my time.