Can you spend a whole day without using Google? - that's the challenge issued by my friend Charles Knight over on the Alt Search Engines blog (see also ReadWriteWeb's coverage). To help you out, he's going to publish the latest version of his popular Top 100 Alternative Search Engines list tomorrow.
I think this is a great idea! We have all become addicted to the power (and limitations) of Google search - just like television before the age of the Internet, we cannot imagine life without it. And yet, as Charles' list shows, there are plenty of alternative search engines out there, innovating Search in a variety of different ways.
Personally, I'm going to use this opportunity to learn the latest features of Quintura, an innovative search engine we've covered before on this blog (here and here ). Quintura has jumped on board this idea by creating a special destination page for discovering the best hoaxes, pranks, jokes and tricks for April fool's day. [Rest assured, this is no joke!]
So how about you - can you do it? Why not give it a shot and try out an alternative search engine? Or two, or five, or all hundred on Charles' list? Can you last a day, an hour, even five minutes? Try it and the results may surprise you!