Language English

Launched 2006
Closed 2012

Developer Wakita, Steven

Country of Origin Canada

2006 - 2012 WAK LLC

Topic Universal

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
SeEn based on social or user behavior

Used SeEn Ask Jeeves / Ask SeEn

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

About: »Decipho filters the search results by user preferences and breaks them into categories. It is able to do this by allowing users to categorize the results – shopping, info & categories of your own choosing– and then storing them for future searches.

This is done so that whenever a website shows up in a keyword search, its category breakdown will be displayed next to the result even if this website was ranked for a different search by someone else. Another unique feature we offer is the “My Results” section. While logged into your account, when a website you have already ranked appears in another keyword search, the system will pull out that search listing to the top right side (next to general results) even if it is listing number 40. Users also have the option to search by a specific category rather than displaying all results. This will help our users narrow their searches by category and will only display results that match a particular category voted by our users.

The "Keyword Rankings" link next to all of the search results breaks down user-votes by categories for each keyword that a site is ranked under, and displays them in percentages. Another feature to narrow your search that uses these percentages is the Social Meter. This allows you to select what percentage a websites user ranking for a specific category must be equal or greater than. « Source


Decipho - Deciphering Social Media Trends Source

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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): n.a.
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

Decipho Blog URL:
Greg Jarboe (2006): New social search engine, Decipho, launched today URL:
TechAddress (2006): Interview with Steven Wakita from Decipho URL:
Loren Baker (2006): decipho : New Social Search Engine URL:
Garrett French (2006): Decipho: Social/Personalized Search Built on Ask API URL:

Created: 2018-03-31