We have seen a few social as well as real-time search engines previously, and this whole week is all about a new-comer: Leapfish.
In fact , there’s so much buzz around it that I found it necessary to review the tool here and discuss it with our SEJ community.
Leapfish is a new social and real-time search engine. In their own words:
There is more content, more variety and more services that are all very valuable to us. LeapFish searches the traditional, multimedia and social web and providers results from all over the Internet from major authorities in their respective spaces. Here are some of the database and parts of the web we search; Google, Yahoo, Bing, YouTube, Twitter, Image Authorities, Blog Authorities, Wikipedia, Yelp, Digg, CyberHomes, Yahoo Answers, Amazon and many others from a growing list of providers.
First, let’s see how it works for a newcomer:
Social, Real-Time and Multimedia Search
-Go ahead and search something; you will be first taken to “Web results” containing:
-Google news results;
-Google / Yahoo / Bing general search results;
-Twitter search results;
-Blog search results;
-Image search results (via Google or Flickr);
-Relevant Digg submissions;
-Yahoo Answers search results;
-Related products (from Amazon or eBay);-Relevant web documents (ia Scribd).
LeapFish offers users to “Like” search results that they find. ‘Liking‘ inserts chosen results into the “User Recommended Results” that then appear in LeapFish Search results for that particular search term.
You can find this function as a “Like” button that appears as you hover over links and results.
Leapfish has a really advanced social sharing feature which appears once you hover any search result. Click it an you’ll be able to share the link via Twitter, Facebook, Mixx, Digg, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Delicious, etc.