Factbites – Results Make Sense
Factbites is a new approach to search. Under the slogan “where results make sense”, Factbites provides searchers with full sentences about their search topic, rather than the sentence fragments most search engines offer. Rather than focusing on link-based technology like Google, Factbites delves into the tone and subject matter of the given topic. The engine “reads” the content of each page and determines how meaningful the text is. It seeks out authoritative and informative content, preferring encyclopedia-style fact-based descriptions to the chatty, spammy and inconsequential. The end result is a clean summary you can almost read from beginning to end. Not only is this an effective filter against spam and clutter, it’s also a time saver, because it gives users a clear picture of what each destination site is about. For encyclopedia-style content, the site makes some large claims. The website challenges users to compare Factbites results to Google results at Factbites vs. Google. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.