I recently heard about Rollyo, a new tool that let’s you create your own vertical search engine with your hand selected sites. It’s been buzzing around the b’osphere for a while now so I decided to Rollyo my own collect of blogs that I read on a regular basis, and here’s the link to it.
Have to say, I’m impressed. It’s in beta and thankfully (very thankfully) not an "invite-only" one which seems to be the trend for most startups these days — a trend I dreadully hate (why would you want to make public a page that says you have to be invited?). It involves tagging and social bookmarking, which I’m greatful about, and uses Yahoo!’s search engine to do its thing. The thing its missing though that profiles it into the Web 1.x category is RSS: you can’t do social bookmarking and tagging without RSS! The option to subscribe to your search in your own search engine (or others) would be most appreciated.
Rollyo is a heads-up from me. It does almost everything you’d want it to, including your own ‘recent searches’ feature once you’re logged in, and is another great example of how it can all come together: tagging, social bookmarking, search, personalisation and hopefully very soon RSS. As always, I’ve suggested the feature to the team and hope they look into it.