First what is an aardvark anyway? Here is a quick dictionary definition:
aard·vark (ärd‘-värk´), n. A burrowing mammal, Orycteropus afer, of southern Africa, having a stocky, hairy body, large ears, a long tubular snout, and powerful digging claws. [Obsolete Afrikaans, “earth-pig” : aarde, earth, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch aerde + vark, pig, from Middle Dutch varken.]
Now to the point of this post. Aardvark is a search engine. I suppose it was named after the animal because this search engine lets ask a question and it “diggs” for the answers. It was developed by former workers at Google. And believe it or not Google just brought it! You can read all about the site right here. But come right back I have a few more things to share.
Now, I joined the site. You can also connect with your Facebook or Google profile. They request that you provide 3 areas of expertise. How cool. I also asked a question about the value of a Eisenhower Proof coin, since I love coins these days.
I am supposed to get an answer right away. Now, that seems really amazing so I am going to switch over to my email to see if someone has actually answered. Hold on a minute….
There is a note saying that they are looking for someone to provide the answer. Meantime there is real time posting of answers to questions and the specific areas. Wow, this is pretty cool. So, hop on over. This site will also give you great blog food!
Now don’t go to Aardvark.com that is an interesting site in Africa but not the search engine. This search engine is found on Vark.com
Thanks for the information. I joined and asked a question. Waiting now for the answer.
I think it is cool that Google bought them!