A new search engine service with a twist titled Scour has just launched into public beta, formerly known as aftervote scour aims to change web searches to a social affair. Scour is a search engine for the web2.0 generation gathering results simultaneously from Google, Yahoo, and MSN, these results can then be voted or commented upon. Members can also earn money simply by using Scour through the sites points system. Interested? We certainly were.
How Scour Works
When a User/Member performs a web search Scour searches Google, Yahoo, and MSN simultaneously and offers a mix of results from all these services combined. Users can also comment upon search results and vote a link Up or Down much like other social websites digg and mixx. When a Member searches they also earn points these point can then be redeemed for $$$ when a member has collected enough.
Each registered user earns points for each search, vote and comment they do for each keyword searched. When you’ve earned enough points you can redeem them for Visa gift cards sent directly to you.
- 1 = Search
- 2 = Vote
- 3 = Comment
Below is the point to payment scale.
- 6,500 points = $25
- 12,500 points = $50
- 25,000 points = $100
This is a really nice feature for Scour as members get paid to do what they do everyday on the internet, and that is search for content on a search engine. Think of the amount of time you have spent on Google just doing searches, why not use Scour and get rewarded with some cash and all of it’s ajax goodness and social features. Scour also has toolbars available for IE and FireFox, using these toobars for searches also earn members points.
The search features on Scour are all configurable to your own preferences and the search works really well, with all the social digg like features that are included along with the searches Scour is one startup to watch closely.
Go register and account try out Scour for yourself, you wont be disappointed.
Category: Social Networking