The Real Time Web
Real Time Discovery (Information Aggregators)
Vocativ uses intelligent technology, smart journalists and the wisdom of the crowd to find story leads and angles no other news organization can.
News360 ( A Semantic News Aggregator)
News360 uses semantic analysis to deliver the most relevant news of the day, including stories about your favorite topics from your favorite sources.
An instant reflection of what the world is talking about at any given moment. Newsvine is a community-powered, collaborative journalism news website, owned by msnbc.com, which draws content from its users and syndicated content from mainstream sources such as The Associated Press.
Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News aggregator
RSS Aggregator with Rich Features and Simple, Clean Interface (Unlike Google reader).
A mashup of the web's most visited social news sites and portals that encapsulates headlines of its sources in near-real time.
Real-time mapping of Twitter trends across the world
A service that surfaces the latest news based on social signals from Facebook and Twitter
Real-time discovery engine where updates tailored to your specific interests on a continuous basis.
Evri ( A Semantic Real Time Discovery Engine)
Works as a discovery engine, delivering intelligent, real-time streams of information on topics that matter most at that moment: on the web and to the consumer.
Netvibes is the fastest way to track your real-time Web.All in one place and always up-to-date.
Hubii is a news browser which displays breaking headlines on one side of the display, and a Google Map that shows the concentration of news publishers with the help of blue markers
New York Times for Chrome
Built using HTML5 it manages to deliver a really fantastic reading experience. Boasting support for 10 different layouts, keyboard shortcuts, offline reading and easy access to share tools, the app is a strong example of just what can be accomplished in a modern web app.
Service that claims to show the absolute best and most popular websites in many different and numerous categories.
Often described as Tumblr without the blog. It offers users the opportunity to “be the curator of your favorite topic” and suggests that visitors use the site to “create your topic-centric media by collecting gems among relevant social media streams. Publish it to people sharing the same interest.”
A pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests
Storify is basically a digital curation tool that allows you to easily search for elements about any story or event you might be tracking. You can then build your own story through Storify to essentially tell the whole story better using the most relevant social media posts that you found from around the web.
Storify is a great tool for journalists and people involved in real-time reporting. It’s used by some of the biggest news sites on the web, some of which embed their Storify stories right into their web pages.
A tool for online curation that does it all – clipping, aggregation and sharing web content. Click here to view a Sample Bundlr
A news aggregator. It gathers Twitter posts from a keyword, a list, or a specific Twitter account and collects what it perceives to be the popular stories and tweets. It then puts them together in a unified format that is like an online paper.Click here to view a sample The Future of Education
You connect your social accounts (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.) and it creates a web page that features the latest content you’ve shared.Many journalists have created RebelMouse pages that simply aggregate their own stories and photos, and some news organizations are using it in more advanced ways.
Flipboard remains one of the most beautiful ways to peruse the day’s news, photos and social media sharings. While the first iteration of Flipboard was all about consumption and discovery, today’s update adds a new dimension to the experience: content creation and curation.
Flipboard 2.0 transcends its position as a humble, albeit graphically rich, news reader to become an even more useful tool. You can bend it to your will in a variety of ways, creating an easy, visual way to bookmark content for later, aggregate news around a niche interest or even make a handsome video or audio playlist. Flipboard is going up again a host of apps and services, like Pinterest and Pocket, but all in one package.
Real Time Search
Real-time search for the social web
An internet attention ranking engine, giving you powerful tools for analyzing what the world is paying attention to right now. You can filter and explore activity on the social web by topics, phrases, domains, social networks and more.
A website and iOS app, scanning Twitter and Facebook in real-time, tapping predictive algorithms to surface trending stories.
Hakia calls itself a “meaning-based (semantic) search engine.” They’re trying to provide search results based on meaning match, rather than by the popularity of search terms. The company uses something they call “QDEX,” which they claim analyzes Web pages better than indexing. Hakia also has a number of interesting features. For example, for short queries the site displays results in categories, instead of a standard list like you’re probably used to. For longer queries, Hakia highlights what it believes to be relevant phrases or sentences. Additionally, Hakia adds some social features to it’s search engine.
This service takes most of its results from the public Twitter timeline and allows you to pick and choose the best user-generated photos being published in real-time. It also gives you the ability to narrow these results down by location.
Visual Search Engines
Reverse Image Search. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.
Visual Search Results. Rather than presenting the information in a boring, uniform list, Spezify spices things up with images and snippets from various content that match the search terms. The page is filled with potential results in a way that is eye-catching. The downside is that some people may have a hard time wading through all of the images and article bits to find what they are looking for. When performing a casual search or doing a little looking on the web for entertainment, Spezify is a very good place to start
Helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing
The unique element of PicFog is its minute-by-minute time-stamping functionality, letting you know exactly when each image was uploaded. This can give you and your curation efforts a big competitive advantage.
Unofficial Google Image Search by Drawing
Sketch up what you're looking for and use it as a search query.
Other Unique Search Engines
Qwiki is the world’s first “information experience”, powered by a technology that transforms static information into interactive stories.
It is not a search engine. A search engine gives you links; Wolfram Alpha gives you answers. It is the world's biggest calculator. Wolfram's Luc Barthelet puts it this way: "We do not search the Web. We do not search Web pages. What we do is answer the questions that people ask through a process that is similar to solving an equation."
An intelligent search engine that improves independent learning on any topic. It retrieves information from around the web but goes one step further by helping you navigate your way through the results, identifying and rating the difficulty of important concepts and creating review quizzes. It also displays concept definitions and the relationships between concepts in the left column.
Allows you to search Wikipedia, have articles summarized by key points, and provides lists of articles that are related to your original search.It also offers hyperlinked word clouds for every Wikipedia article. You can click on any word in the word clouds to jump to the corresponding Wikipedia article.
Quora is the next step in the evolutionary chain as far as technology and social media goes. It is meant to be a useful knowledge indexing tool, a data base of information provided by users, reviewed by users, edited by users and flagged as useful or not by users. Think of a Twitter feed with only questions and relevant answers.
Is an interesting service that matches reference articles from Wikipedia to materials from YouTube and news websites. The purpose of drawing materials from multiple sources is to provide users with a comprehensive view of news stories and reference topics.
SoundJaxSemi autonomous sound search engine that indexes and renders waveforms, tags, and catalogues audio from the internet
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