Over the past few months I found myself wanting to search for “web 2.0” versions of many different websites just because most of the time I find that 2.0 sites are more intuitive, simpler, have useful features, and are a lot more fun to use. However there is not a “Web 2.0 search” that I’m aware of, so I decided to roll one myself using Google Co-op.
Introducing … (drum roll please) … Hype 2.0
Now you can search for websites and online applications just by typing in a service, product, or function that you are searching for: for example “medical advice”, “conference calling”, “bookmark recipes”, “remote data backup”, or any other web service. Since Google has such an old-website bias in its normal search, this search only returns pages from the most popular blogs that review “web 2.0” websites and startups.
I’ve tested a number of keyword combinations and it does a pretty good job of finding what I need. It’s a work in progress and I’m sure I’ll be refining it as I go so please give me some feedback and let me know what you think – your opinion is really appreciated. The search is somewhere between an alpha and a beta. Help me take it Gamma or a Rho ;)
The starting list of websites searched:
- Read Write Web
- Somewhat Frank
- Solution Watch
- Center Networks
- GigaOm Startups
Go test drive Hype 2.0 and let me know what you think!