Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dallsop, Oct 20, 2011.
MC Hammer To Launch Own Search Engine
"You can't touch this" website!
I don't even know how to feel about this one, rappers releasing search engines? maybe its not him thou...maybe whoever it is, is using him as the public figure for exposure who knows interesting none the less.
The young and the hip.... Don't discount it unless it is a piece of crap. Should be easy for it to eclipse Bing and Yahoo
MC Hammer is actually a pretty prolific entrepreneur. But what he is describing is more of a feature than a complete solution. And there is the adoption problem... other search engines have come along but gained zero traction. Nobody can unseat the big G.
I've wondered quite a bit about the marketability of "niche" search engines. Specifically hip hop/rap. Instead of Google, what if there was a Wizzle or Hizzizzle, and it brought up new hip hop, upcoming hip hop, articles, etc. on the screen when you search for something like "Nicki Minaj" etc., in a funky non-conformist way. Its the only way I can think of that you could compete and steal market share from Google, by winning a culture war.
Then again, maybe the time is right for something like MC Hammer's idea. I have some sites where I get almost as much traffic from Yandex as I do from Google. Yandex. Who woulda thought.
And people once thought the Earth was flat. Never say never.
It is nice that MC is launching Wiredoo.
Have you tried googling 'wierdoo mchammer'? Interesting results.
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