I’m indebted to Phil Bradley, both in his blog and the column he writes in cilip update for pointing out several search engine alternatives : Collecta “real time social search engine” and Whozat for finding people –  plus Neil who tweeted about Surchur – another social search engine. Thanks to both for causing me to get really sidetracked from what I was actually looking for!

However it was Hunch that most aroused my curiosity – a search engine that helps you make decisions – now that led me down some sidetracks that meandered along for miles!!