21st century search engines teachers must be aware of part 6

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This is the sixth and probably the last post in a series of posts covering some of the best search engines available online for teachers . In today’s post I will be talking about : StinkyTeddy, Twick.it, Twurdy, Typedia, Worio, and Ziipa .
If you haven’t read the 5 previous posts then  here is a debriefing of what they are all about , click on any title to refer you back to the original article :

Part One
Part two
Part Three
Part Four
Part five

1- StinkyTeddy

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StinkyTeddy is a search engine that is powered by real-time gossip. It collects data relating to a search query from different social media websites and from other search engines before it finally gives you the best possible results .


2- Twick.it

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Twick.it is an explain engine where you can find explanations for topics written and valuated by users . It is a kind of combination of twitter and Wikipedia. The results provided by Twick.it are based on user created content and are a max of 140 characters . Try it out , it is really a cool search engine .

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3- Twurdy

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Twurdy is a search engine that is “ created to provide people with access to search results that suit their own readability level”. It uses text analysis software together with a color coded system to help users determine how easy the page will be to understand .
Here is an example of a search result based on the term Web2.0 .

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4- Typedia

typedia

Typedia is a search engine for fonts . It is” a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them . Think of it like a mix between IMB and Wikipedia , but just for type .Anyone can join , add , and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the Type.”

5- Worrio

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Worrio is an interesting search engine that brings you a “ personalized view of the social web alongside your boring old search results.” Worrio allows you to register an account and then create your own searches and add friends . I recommend checking it out .

6- Ziipa

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Ziipa is a web2.0 search engine . This is different from other search engines in that it only focuses on web2.0 , start-ups, and applications . Ziipa results are provided in the form of thumbnail of the site with star rating system with voting options .

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