I’ve Got A Hunch…

A while ago, I blogged about the new search engines on the block –ย  and of course the launch of BING (aka But It’s Not Google!). Bing’s positioning is one of being a decision engine. If by that, they mean it gives you pages of options and you decide which link to click, then yes: that is a valid claim. But if they mean the site actively helps you to make a decision, then they’re way off the mark. After all, Bing is just Google without the credibility…

Enter Hunch.

Hunch is a REAL decision-engine. It actually asks you questions pertaining to your decision. “Do you want X to do Y or Z?” “Are you more an A-type of person or a “B-type of person?” And from your answers it delivers suggestions that are relevant to your query.

Hunch has been built by a team of really clever folks from Ivy League schools, whose collective experience includes co-founding Flickr, working for the US Department of Defence, the International Space Station and so on.

Personally, I like Hunch. I played with it a while back to find the perfect OS for my netbook – and I was impressed even though it’s still early days. It’s a lesson that Microsoft could do with learning. We don’t need another [Google/Vark/Yahoo]. We need/want new toys!

So the big question: will it kill Bing? Check out Hunch and decide for yourself.

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5 thoughts on “I’ve Got A Hunch…

  1. i found about vark and hunch together and i couldn’t
    operate the two accounts simultaneously,
    so i sticked with vark and i’m happy with the results.
    hunch had too many questions asking me!.. instead of vice-versa ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Ilan

      That’s what’s so cool about these engines: different strokes for different folks. The more (different)search engines we have, the more options we have when it comes to finding the answers we want. ๐Ÿ™‚

      By the way, hope you came right with your question about the wine thing.

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for stopping by!

  2. I think I might have come across Hunch before, or something similiar, gave it a try, quite interesting indeed. I love it that there are more and more of these coming out, it’s opening up the possibilities nicely, which is a good thing on the Internet, in my opinion..

    • Dude. That’s what’s so awesome about the current state of things (and what M$ doesn’t seem to get). There’s always something new…mostly because if it’s done before, it needs to be done differently or reinvented altogether to survive…

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