inSuggest is a really cool service which launched a little while ago and I’m surprise I missed. Recommendations and suggestions have a thing on the web ever since the early days of Amazon when it was being touted as their secret sauce. inSuggest, however, takes a different approach and gives you on-the-fly recommendations on things you enter.
You can enter a website, find a random one or search by keyword, and drag it into three of its recommendation boxes. It then suggests similar websites that you might like based on the ones you entered or selected.
Find an image by keyword (representing your theme or idea) or choose from some of the random ones, and it gives you back similar images in return.
What I personally found the most useful, it lets you enter your del.icio.us username and returns bookmarks you haven’t yet bookmarked that are similar to your bookmarks (if that makes sense). If you’ve got a substancial del.icio.us history built up, this will come really useful in finding new and interesting stuff.
While the service is not a day-to-day need, it’ll definitely come in handy when you’re on the look out for something similar to something you’ve seen, or in the case of bookmarks, once in a while when you’ve run out of interesting stuff. It’s definitely an interesting way to discover the web — one which requires only some technology and your human input.