When Mark Zuckerberg launched the new Facebook Groups earlier this month, he noted that the problem with making people create groups of friends manually is that “almost no one wants to make lists.” Facebook is taking a social approach to solving this problem by letting your friends add you to groups themselves. Realtime search startup Wowd is taking an algorithmic approach to the same problem… → Read More
A new realtime search engine called Wowd is launching publicly today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Founder and CTO Boris Agapiev gave the first public demonstration of Wowd at our Realtime Stream Crunchup last July (see video below).
Wowd takes a very ambitious approach to search in that it is a peer-to-peer search engine. Users download a peer-to-per client and the index exists not… → Read More