A new type of search engine has been launched this week which is hoping to take on the search giant Google at its own game. The new search engine named YaCy (pronounced “Ya See”) has been designed to bring internet searching back to users, and provide a free, distributed web search which is powered by the world’s users.
YaCy uses a different tack to Google and is a free search engine allowing anyone to download the software and help with its distribution, and handle the massive load it will require to process the search queries generated. Watch the video after the jump to see YaCy in action.
YaCy is limited only by the number of users in the world and can index billions of web pages and all users of the search engine are equal. Currently YaCy has around 600 participants or peers that have installed the software and now share the load of search queries and the task of indexing the enormous amount of search information.
Michael Christen, YaCy’s project leader explains: “Most of what we do on the internet involves search,” – “It’s the vital link between us and the information we’re looking for.” – “For such an essential function, we cannot rely on a few large companies, and compromise our privacy in the process,”
Jump over to the YaCY website for more information.
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