Thursday, May 14, 2009

Scoopler - Search Delicious, Digg, Twitter, and Flickr

Update: Since this post was written Scoopler changed business models and now seems to be just a celebrity gossip site.

Scoopler is a new search engine that allows you to simultaneously search Delicious, Digg, Twitter, and Flickr in one place. Scoopler is quite simple, enter a search term and you'll find results from all four of those services. Results are sorted into two columns, "live" which provides the most recently shared links and "popular" which is based on the number of times a link has been shared.


Applications for Education
Scoopler and search engines similar to it are good for finding new and popular teaching resources.
For teachers I liken shared bookmarks on the web to shared lesson plans within a school building.
For example, if I'm looking for good US History lesson plans searching on Scoopler will yield results based on what other people have bookmarked and shared. In my mind if other people have found a lesson worthy of sharing, I am more likely to spend time investigating it.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
OneRiot Now Offers Realtime Search
Spezify - Visual Search Engine
Wonder Wheel and Other New Google Tools