“Imagine a search engine that simply removed the top 1 million” …[or one hundred thousand, ten thousand, one-thousand, or one hundred]… “most popular web sites from its index. What would you discover?”
After Sanjay Arora’s wife went to sleep for the night, he decided to challenge himself by attempting to write a program that would omit the top million most popular websites from Google’s list; and, by the wee-hours of the next morning, he had an alpha version of million short running and ready to use. His search engine won’t turn up sites that use SEO (search engine optimization) tactics, or results from Facebook, YouTube, or Wikipedia, but sometimes the results using his search engine turn up interesting sites that would otherwise be hidden in obscurity.
At your discretion, million short omits the top 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, or 1,000,000 most popular sites from a search (million short also tells you which sites were excluded from the results and allows you to include them if you wish). The search engine is useful if you want to discover something different; a viewpoint you hadn’t thought of, or a voice that may be relevant, but usually unheard.
If you want to find something different, try the million short search engine