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FAROO News Search


https://web.archive.org/web/20180419140542/http://www.faroo.com:80/#q=&s=1&l=en&src=web

Faroo was a German search engine developed by Bernard Lunn and Wolf Garbe. A web search engine and a news search engine were offered. Technically, it was a peer-to-peer search engine. Instead of a central server, a distributed crawler was used to store the search data on the users' computers. Whenever a user visited a website, it was automatically indexed and distributed to the network. The ranking was based on a comparison of user usage statistics, such as web pages visited, time spent on each page and whether the pages were bookmarked or printed.

     
Language English



Launched 2009
Closed June 2018



Developer Bernard Lunn and Wolf Garbe



Country of Origin Germany



Owner
2009 - 2018 FAROO Ltd.



Topic Combined News and Social Media SeEn



Region No Limitation



Technology
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Peer-to-peer SeEn
Real Time Search
Open source based search engine
Crawler-based, algorithmic SeEn



Used SeEn Faroo






Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite



Wikipedia: »FAROO is a universal web search engine based on peer-to-peer technology. It uses a distributed crawler that stores search data on users' computers instead of a central server. Whenever a user visits a website, it is automatically indexed and distributed to the network. Ranking is done by comparing usage statistics of users, such as web pages visited, amount of time spent on each page, and whether the pages were bookmarked or printed.« Source




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References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FAROO
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.
     

Other Sources

FAROO - Distributed search Blog URL: http://blog.faroo.com/
Garbe, Gosia (2009): FAROO Launches Real-Time Search Engine. Online available at PRWeb. URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2854194.htm
Allex (2009): Faroo Launches Real-Time Search Engine. Online available at CenterNetworks. URL: https://web.archive.org/web/20090911122614/http://www.centernetworks.com/faroo-real-time-search/
McCarty, Brad (2010): A look at FAROO’s P2P Search. Will this one make it?. Online available at The Next Web. URL: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2010/05/25/p2p-search-is-here-but-who-will-use-it/




Created: 2013-01-22