Sunday, November 05, 2006
Keep an eye on Spock
Yes, I said Spock.
It's a new website coming on board soon that has been featured in VentureBeat , CNET , and in the November issue of Business 2.0 .
So what is it? It's a people search engine. No, don't yawn. This has been tried before but not like this. Plug in "engineers" in Google and you'll get back links to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (they're like a good penny), professional organizations, etc. What you won't get are specific people.
That's what Spock.com is all about--you will be able to plug in subjects and get actual people. And when it launches (no date yet), it will have profiles for 100 million people. Results will be based on tags submitted by registered users.
Can't wait to see how this turns out, and I'll keep you posted.