Thursday, July 31, 2008


In the search engine game, it is clear that Google is on top. I personally think that part of the reason Google has prevailed is that its name has become synonymous with a search request. I "googled" it is a familiar statement. Somehow I "yahooed" it just doesn't roll off the tongue.

Although it is no tech hot bed, an Indianapolis company has thrown its hat in the ring. I think it has been in business for awhile and I now find myself addicted to it. It is called ChaCha and it is also a search engine. However, it has a leg up on the competition. You may not always be near a computer but you are most likely near your cell phone. In addition to the traditional search on-line you can also send ChaCha a text to.... ChaCha (242-242) and get the answer you are looking for.

I am a man of random questions and thoughts. Here are a few things that were rushing through my head after which I texted ChaCha and they came to the rescue.

1.) How many perfect games have been recorded in Major League Baseball? (ChaCha: In Major League History there have been 17 perfect games).
2.) What year did the Korean War end? (ChaCha: It didn't end. there was a ceasefire (an armistice) that stopped the fighting on July 27, 1953.)
3.) What year was Catcher in the Rye published? (ChaCha: Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951).
4.) What is the minimun salary for an Arena Football Player? (ChaCha: 30,000)
5.) What is Taurine? (ChaCha: Taurine is a derivative of the amino acid cyteine(aminoethane sulponic acid). Known to be a dietary essential for cats).
6.) At what age can children eat shellfish? (ChaCha: The food standards Agency recommends that you shouldn't give any fish or shellfish to babies younger than six months).

I have also used ChaCha to figure out other burning questions such as whether there is a delay at the airport and the hours for the Knoxville Sunsphere.

So give it a try to solve family disputes about past Oscar winners or an argument with a buddy at the bar about who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1993. With my family and friends that should at least save me from at least one or two donnybrooks.


Blogger GL said...

Hey...I just asked it where should HR people post their recruitment must not yet know about JOBDIG.
Soon, right?, soon.
Nice to meet you...nice blog, i will be back.


July 31, 2008  
Blogger Tenna10 said...

I Love ChaCha give them a try call them at 1-800-224-2242 from your cell and soon you will have your answered texted back to you :)

ChaCha Everyone!

July 31, 2008  

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