About NosyJoe.com
(last updated Nov 20 '07)

NosyJoe is a social search engine that relies on you to sniff for and submit the web's interesting content and offers basically meaningful search results in the form of readable complete sentences and smart tags. NosyJoe is built upon the fundamental belief people are better than robots in finding the interesting, important and quality content around Web. Rather than crawling the entire Web building a massive index of information, which aside being an enormous technological task*, requires huge amount of resources and is time consuming process would also load lots of unnecessary information people don't want, NosyJoe is focused just on those parts of the Web people think are important and find interesting enough to submit and share with others.

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NosyJoe is a hybrid of a social search engine that relies on you to sniff for and submit the web's interesting content, an intelligent content tagging engine on the back end and a basic semantic platform on its web visible part. NosyJoe then applies a semantic based textual analysis and intelligently extracts the meaningful structures like sentences, phrases, words and names from the content in order to make it just one idea more meaningfully searchable. This helps us present the search results in basically meaningful formats like readable complete sentences and smart phrasal, word and name tags.

The information is then clustered and published across the NosyJoe's platform into contextual channels, time and source categories and semantic phrasal, name and word tags are also applied to meaningfully connect them together, which makes even the smallest content component web visible, indexable and findable. At the end a set of algorithms and user patterns are applied to further rank, organize and share the information.

Facts at a Glance

- NosyJoe is a social search engine, on its consumer part, that relies on "nosy" people (the average Joe) to "sniff" for the interesting content from around the Web. NosyJoe then offers basically meaningful search results in the form of readable complete sentences and smart tags, the first search engine ever to offer that so far.

- NosyJoe is built upon the fundamental belief people are better than robots in finding the interesting, important and quality content around Web.

- NosyJoe relies on user submissions and doesn't crawl the Web.

- On the background, NosyJoe is an intelligent content tagging engine while on its web visible part NosyJoe is a basic semantic platform.

- Once the content is submitted, NosyJoe applies a semantic based textual analysis and intelligently extracts the grammatical structures like meaningful sentences, paragraphs, phrases, clauses, words and names from the content creating semantic connections by applying smart phrasal, name and word tags.

- Stores these meaningful structures in its index to make the information one idea more... meaningfully searchable. It also utilizes the newly established semantic connections to show highly relevant results and tags on demand across its platform and search results. (the relevant results on-demand are still not publicly available)

- NosyJoe then clusters the entire array of components and structures into contextual channels, time categories, sources and smart tags, meaningfully connected together, and publishes everything across its semantic platform, which makes even the smallest content component web visible, indexable and... meaningfully findable.

- By dealing with even the smallest meaningful structures and components NosyJoe is able to establish unique textual nuances for the content each of which is hyper-linking to the web publisher creating tens, hundreds, sometimes thousands of precisely contextual in-content hyper-links to a single web page from the source.

- NosyJoe further ranks, organizes and shares the meaningful sentences based on a unique point-based system that relies on a set of algorithms and user patterns.

- Little to no meaningful and grammatically correct as well as low quality content is being filtered out to guarantee really meaningful search results and keep the platform's ecosystem as clean as possible. Anti spam policies, ban lists and filters are also employed to fight against repeatedly abusive URLs. Some of the rules applied may lead to dropping web sites out of the index and getting them permanently banned from further submissions.

The project is currently in private beta.

For any questions, suggestions and critics don't hesitate to email us at info (at) nosyjoe.com.

 

 

 

In the News:

December 01, 2007 - Web 2.0 Money: Is Google trying to become a Social Search Engine?

In an in-depth analysis of 1) the current social search engine market, 2) the players, and 3) Google's attempt to socialize their SERPs by engaging humans in finding the quality content on Web, determining their relevancy and further fighting with the spam, Web 2.0 Money reviews and mentions NosyJoe.com as one of the few social search engines in existence today standing at best chances to make it. Google's move, if anything, represents a legitimation of the social search approach in general - the author further speculates. Web 2.0 Innovations is an authoritative site that discovers, tracks and ranks web 2.0 innovations and Web 2.0 Money is the company's blog for research, analysis and commentary on Web 2.0 innovations and the business/money behind.

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November 16, 2007 -Let's get Nosy about search engine NosyJoe!

In a reaction to our blog posting "NosyJoe.com: Beyond Social Search Engine" Charles Knight is getting nosy ;-) about what else is hidden behind the social search engine NosyJoe.com. AltSearchEngines is the definitive destination for everything related to alternative search engines and innovations within the sector and is also a member of the Read/WriteWeb blog network. In the Newsweek's cover story "Searching For The Best Engine" from Nov 5, 2007, Charles Knight, the author behind AltSearchEngines, has been recognized for his authoritativeness within the sector and his ability to discover, understand and cover next generation search engines.

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NosyJoe.com' Blog

November 16, 2007 - NosyJoe.com: Beyond Social Search Engine

For many months now since NosyJoe went online in private beta and a number of IT influencers from search industry experts like Charles Knight through strategic marketing consulting firms like Denuo Group (Publicis) to media giants like New York Times and Newsweek have covered, mentioned and coined us from the 'Social Search Engine' and 'Human-Powered Engine' to 'Alternative Search Engine', we think it is about time for us to reveal a little bit more information about our project. Learn more...

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November 02, 2007 - The Mother Of All Stealth Search Engines Report

NosyJoe.com is listed #2 out of 27 in AltSearchEngines.com's most recent list of the promising search engines in stealth mode in an article called "The Mother Of All Stealth Search Engines Report" from November 02, 2007. AltSearchEngines is the definitive destination for everything related to alternative search engines and innovations within the sector and is also a member of the Read/WriteWeb blog network. In the Newsweek's cover story "Searching For The Best Engine" from Nov 5, 2007, Charles Knight, the author behind AltSearchEngines, has been recognized for his authoritativeness within the sector and his ability to discover, understand and cover next generation search engines.

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October 29, 2007 - Searching For The Best Engine

NosyJoe.com has been mentioned in Newsweek! In a quest for the best search engine, just like NYT a few months ago, Newsweek, in a story titled "Searching For The Best Engine", claims a global effort is underway to invent a better way of finding things on the Web and asks the rhetorical question "Could Google be vulnerable?". The story mentions a number of innovative and highly promising start-up search engines, technologies and approaches including NosyJoe.com, among others. Interestingly enough it turns out that right now all these underdog search engines are said to have a combined market share of less than 5 percent of all queries. The story is scheduled to appear on the Nov 5, 2007 print issue of Newsweek.

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NosyJoe.com' Blog

October 26, 2007 - One in 10 online users in the United States uses tags

In a reaction to an interesting Forrester's research where 1 in 10 users in USA are said to be actively tagging content around web we are trying to explain in our blog how NosyJoe is taking tagging to the next level from manually adding tags, as outlined in the Forreser's research, to automatically assigning smart tags to any content by analyzing the content itself, its context and meaning, which we call "semantic textual analysis". Semantic approaches in intelligent content tagging are deployed by a number of innovative start-ups including NosyJoe, among others.

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EPR Network's Blog

October 19, 2007 - Intelligent and smart content tagging engines: Jiglu, NosyJoe and Twine

It seems smart tagging is a hot topic these days, says EPR Network. Jiglu, NosyJoe and Twine are greatly performing the task of clustering the content into meaningful components and further adding intelligent and smart tags for better organization of the information. EPR Network is a major US-based group (14 sites in all) of PR sites and their PR blog is regularly writing for interesting IT projects, trends and deals in their web 2.0 category. EPR Network's blog is one of the web 2.0 influencers listed at http://web2innovations.com/influencers. NosyJoe has also been mentioned in several previous EPR's blog postings about Kosmix, Cuill and Accoona.

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October 15, 2007 - Taptu Goes Live; New Mobile Search Service Harnesses "Socially-Assisted Search" To Tap The Wisdom Of Crowds; Boost Relevancy

In an article about Taptu, a new mobile search service the author Peggy Anne Salz touches the social search element as well where Wikia and NosyJoe have both been given as examples of the advance of people-powered search engines. Msearchgroove.com is the mobile industry's premier thinking space at the intersection of content and context. With our coverage and commentary, as well as the contributions of our roster of esteemed authors, we are the only online destination tracking the industry developments and players that impact mobile search, personalization, recommendation, targeted mobile advertising, and social networking.

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October 05, 2007 - The Top 10 Stealth Search Engines

NosyJoe.com has been named one of the top 10 stealth search engines in AltSearchEngines.com's article "The Top 10 Stealth Search Engines" from October 05, 2007. AltSearchEngines is the definitive destination for everything related to alternative search engines and innovations within the sector and is also a member of the Read/WriteWeb blog network. In another commentary two days later (October 7th, 2007) made by Charles Knight, the author behind AltSearchEngines, NosyJoe.com has also been mentioned, among others, as one of the alt search engines expected to go out of private beta during the 2008.

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NextNetNews

September 21, 2007 - Is NosyJoe.com the next Clusty.com?

In an analytical posting by NextNetNews about meaningfully clustering the content on web both Clusty.com and NosyJoe.com have been seen in a very positive light working in the same field. While Clusty was recognized as an old player and definitely the first search engine to start dealing with clusters on web, NosyJoe was acknowledged for its technological ability to cluster the content, submitted by the users, into meaningful sentences, phrases and keywords. Clusty is a major search engine started out by several high profile Carnegie Mellon University scientists and is presently part of Vivisimo. NextNetNews is a technology blog focused on Next Net News, Trends, web 2.0, web 3.0 and beyond and is yet another of the web 2.0 influencers listed at w2i. A day after NYT mentioned about NosyJoe back in June '07, NextNetNews was one of the first bloggers to react on the article. NextNetNews ia also probably the first blog that has ever mentioned NosyJoe in a blog posting back in February '07 in an article about content mash-ups.

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EPR Network's Blog

September 13, 2007 - Kosmix changes direction, follows Mahalo and NosyJoe

In an interesting commentary by EPR about Kosmix, best known as a vertical search engine for medical information, NosyJoe is mentioned together with Mahalo as leading start up search engines, among others, best utilizing the major traditional search engines in their practices to successfully tap into the vast organic traffic on web. Kosmix is known to have raised over $25 million from Accel, Lightspeed and Cambrian Ventures as well as from private investors including Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com) and Bill Miller of Legg Mason Funds... EPR Network is a major US-based group (14 sites in all) of PR sites and their PR blog is regularly writing for interesting IT projects, trends and deals in their web 2.0 category. EPR Network's blog is one of the web 2.0 influencers listed at http://web2innovations.com/influencers. NosyJoe has also been mentioned in two previous EPR's blog postings, one about Cuill and another about Accoona.

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NosyJoe.com' Blog

September 06, 2007 - NosyJoe.com is now searching for tags

A month after we have improved the search relevancy and started to serve the search results in the form of meaningful sentences -- one of the site's basic fundamentals by the way -- we are happy to announce that NosyJoe.com is now searching for and is returning contextual tags based on your main search query.

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August 16, 2007 - NosyJoe.com - A Social Search Engine

NosyJoe.com has been reviewed by KillerStartups.com. KillerStartups.com is "tapping the wisdom of crowds to find the next internet big thing. We deeply believe in the power of crowds, and we want to put it to good use by detecting in an early stage what's going to be big." Here is the same article in several different languages: CN, KO, IT, JP, ES, DE, GR, FR and PT.

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August 10, 2007 - Search Engines in Stealth Mode

NosyJoe.com has been mentioned in AltSearchEngines.com's article about "Search Engines in Stealth Mode". AltSearchEngines is the definitive destination for everything related to alternative search engines and innovations within the sector and is also a member of the Read/WriteWeb blog network.

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July 20, 2007 - What's Next for Search Marketing, Innovation

In an extensive search report done by Denuo Group, a strategic marketing and advertising consulting firm, NosyJoe.com is mentioned as one of the trendsetters in the Social Search. Denuo is part of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth largest communications company and the world's second largest media strategy and buying group. Its activities span 104 countries on six continents, encompassing media, advertising and specialized communications services. Currently the report is available as PDF online on one of the Hewlett Packard 's servers.

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July 15, 2007 - Web 2.0 Innovations: NosyJoe.com

NosyJoe.com has been named at Web 2.0 Innovations, an authoritative site that discovers, tracks and ranks web 2.0 innovations. Aside of being named there NosyJoe.com has also made to the home page of web2innovations.com, an achievement only a few web 2.0 innovations have ever reached so far due to the w2i's extremely selective practice.

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Madisonian.net

July 05, 2007 - Social Search

In a research based on various of sources and titled "Social Search" the blog's author, Frank Pasquale, talks about the "social search" element that may lead us to rethink our views on the search engine market. Starting from Naver, The South Korean search engine that is having bigger market share on its domestic search market than Google where the key to the company's success is said to be the users involved into creating (and getting others to create) S. Korean content Naver to index the author is then taking our attention to the "human touch" in social search engines like Squidoo, Sproose and NosyJoe. Writers at Madisonian.net, a law/technology/society blog are as follows Michael Madison who is an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Brett Frischmann is an Assistant Professor at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Frank Pasquale is an Associate Professor at the Seton Hall Law School and Alfred Chueh-Chih Yen who is a Professor at the Boston College Law School.

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LawFont.com

June 27, 2007 - Building a better search engine

Based on the NYT's story the LawFont's blog in a posting titled "Building a better search engine" speculates about the different approaches undertaken by various start-up search engines in building the better search engine where NosyJoe.com is mentioned in the context of user submission based social search engines. LawFont is a group blog dedicated to discussing issues with a tech and law flavour. Because of the nature of the subjects, and the bloggers, the discussion often flows into economics, policy, and the occasional bit of pure geekiness.

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June 25, 2007 - A human touch may loosen Google's grip

NosyJoe.com has also appeared in The Times of India as the newspaper picked up the story from NYT. The article is titled "A human touch may loosen Google's grip" and is pretty much the same story as it appeared in NYT the previous day.

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Google Operating System

June 25, 2007 - Google and Social Search

NosyJoe.com is again mentioned in a blog posting titled "Google and Social Search" which is reaction to the NYT's story. GoogleOperatingSystem is a blog that watches Google's latest developments and the attempts to move your operating system online.

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June 24, 2007 - Search Engine Innovations story from The New York Times

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing reacts on the NYT's article "Search Engine Innovations story from The New York Times". NosyJoe.com has also been mentioned along the lines. Don Dodge has been in the software business for more than 20 years and today is part of Microsoft working with VC's and start-ups in the greater Boston area. The goal is to help VC's and start-ups be successful with Microsoft, and together, provide great products for our customers.

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June 24, 2007 - The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip

NosyJoe.com has also appeared in The Tuscaloosa News as the newspaper replicated the story from NYT. The article is also titled "The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip" and is exactly the same story as it appeared in NYT the previous day.

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June 24, 2007 - The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip

NosyJoe.com has been mentioned in New York Times! The article is titled "The Human Touch That May Loosen Google's Grip" and outlines the trend a few innovative and highly promising start-up search engines, including NosyJoe.com, are establishing that may possibly have an impact over Google's search market share at future.

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June 15, 2007 - NosyJoe.com Cool Social Search Engine

NosyJoe.com appears in TrendHunter magazine. TrendHunter: "NosyJoe is an interesting hybrid between social search engine and content tagging system that relies on you to sniff the web for interesting content and submit to NosyJoe" TREND HUNTER Magazine is an explosion of cool fueled by a global network of trend hunters. We are a community dedicated to Trend Spotting and Cool Hunting. Innovation and strategic advantage hinge on the ability to anticipate trends and identify the next big thing, like this trend, nosyjoecom cool social search engine.

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Data 2005 -> news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4325918.stm
Data 2006 -> edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/11/01/100millionwebsites



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