Every so often someone comes up with a really cool idea for a website that’s so useful you find yourself asking “why didn’t anyone think of that until now?” or “why didn’t I think of that!”
A Searchroll is a personalized search engine that provides results from a hand selected collection of trusted sites on any given topic.
What’s really cool is that Rollyo doesn’t just give you a search tool, it creates a community of sorts by allowing you to explore searchrolls. So other people can use your searchrolls and vice versa. Rollyo then lists the most popular, the high rollers, those of note, and of course the new additions. So if your searchroll is used by a lot of people, you’ll rise in the ranks and may even get your mug on the front page.
You can be a High Roller too if your searchroll becomes popular with the Rollyo community. Think of it as our version of Star Search.
They’ve already got a few tools to help your searchrolling experience along. For example, you can create searchrolls with your bookmarks by uploading them, you can add Rollyo to your Firefox toolbar, and soon you’ll be able to put a Rollyo searchbox on your site and search from your desktop with the Rollyo widget.
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