Your Second Favorite Search Engine

Of course Google is ubiquitous, almost synonymous with the internet itself. So much so that Google has become a verb. Well, if you haven’t heard, a new semantic search engine is now available on the web. It’s called WolframAlpha. At first glance it seems very different from Google. I recommend the overview video — it’s pretty interesting, if you have ten minutes to kill. If not, just type in your first name for a quick example of the kinds of data that are available.

If it were up to me, I would have come up with a better name for it. Saying you “WolframAlpha-ed” somebody just doesn’t have the same ring to it.