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I’ve come across a number of search engines over the years, and I’m still by far a GOOGLE fan… but this one, Pagebull, is worth looking into and I find myself using it more and more for certain types of searches. It is fast (if you have broadband) and returns relevant results. The difference, it returns snapshots of each page it returns. You can choose how you like the grid of results returned based on your resolution, etc.
Here’s a screenshot for the search for “joseph pisano”:
Another really useful (and totally web 2.0 cool!) feature of Pagebull is the built in integration of multiple social bookmarking and other related type of tools. For example, you can easily add any of the results returned to services like reddit, digg, bluedot, stumbleupon, simpy, etc. You can also choose from a number of informational options like, Google Translate, Alexa Info and “more info”.
Here’s a screenshot of the informational pop-up:
It also has a zoom feature for every result brought up as well:
Another useful feature is that you can restrict the results very easily from the search box. That is you can choose to only bring up results from the U.S.A. or any other country you are looking for. Pagebull is not the first of it’s kind, but it certainly is one of the best implemented. There are a number of visual directories out there and a lot of them give off too much “FLUFF”. This search engine is useful because it does exactly what it says it does…much like Google; straight, direct, and to the point!
Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll become a fan as well:
Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is an industry innovator, education clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator at Grove City College, he made the move into industry in 2018. As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in various roles over his tenure including the Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Assistant and Associate Chairs of Music and Music and Fine Arts, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Director of Jazz Studies, Stage Manager, and he finished his tenure as the Director of Bands where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Bands, and various small ensembles.
He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries. He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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