Collecta is the latest in the world of real-time searching, competing for the top spot amongst similar niche search engines. Real-time searching may not be for everyone, but for those looking to stay as up-to-date as possible, Collecta is an excellent start. Users simply enter in their search term and wait for Collecta to load the most recent headlines. Information is gathered from a number of sources, including the latest headlines from news sources, popular blogs, and social networking sites like Twitter.
If your search is taking too long, Collecta offers other options while you wait, including the ability to search for a second term while waiting for the first to load. As an alternative search method, they also offer a link to Google. As headlines do come up, you have the option of pausing the search (found on the top middle portion of the screen) or filtering the search by stories, comments, updates or images. Clicking on a headline enlarges it and the search automatically updates as new headlines come in.
The site is straightforward and quick to load, making it an excellent option for real time searching. All in all, while there is a lot of solid competition out there, there’s also no doubt that Collecta offers its users exactly what they want, making it a great option for real-time searching.
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