No Time to Search—Try ChaCha

chacha Today, a student asked me if Florida had a sales tax. So I thought I’d put ChaCha to work. ChaCha is a new search engine that uses social searching.

As well as traditional algorithmic search, ChaCha offers the ability to have an on-site IM [chat] conversation with a “guide”, who will then go out and find the information for you. They’re launching with over 2500 guides, including college students and stay-at-home moms. What’s more, these users need to climb a hierarchy before they can get paid.

I typed my question into ChaCha’s and a guide began searching. When I came back they had the answer.

Give it a try . Enter a question and choose “Search with Guide.”