FirstStop WebSearch, LLC has announced the addition of a "Social Bookmarks" search category within FirstStop WebSearch, its meta-search engine software product.
With a single search, users can now obtain an aggregated list of search results from popular social bookmarking systems such as LookSmart's Furl.net, CiteULike.org, and Zniff.com, a search engine for the Spurl.net. The new search category will be pre-installed in all new downloads and will be available via update for the existing users of FirstStop WebSearch.
Social bookmarking systems, which have gained popularity over the past few years, allow searches within the part of the Web visited by users of such services. The fact that people take time to bookmark and annotate web pages is interpreted as evidence of the quality of the indexed content.
In an effort maximize the benefit of social bookmarks for Web searchers and to provide access to a larger number of bookmarked pages, FirstStop WebSearch combines popular services into one meta-search category, which allows users to query multiple social bookmarking systems all at once and receive an aggregated list of search results.