The Wiby search engine is building a web of pages as it was in the earlier days of the internet.
Wiby.me is currently dressed for Halloween with a black and orange theme. Normally it’s plain old black on white. The costume is good because it shows that somebody in minding the store at the Wibyplex and perhaps is an homage to the old days when webmasters dared to use black backgrounds.
Search engines like Google are indispensable, able to find answers to all of your technical questions; but along the way, the fun of web surfing was lost. In the early days of the web, pages were made primarily by hobbyists, academics, and computer savvy people about subjects they were interested in. Later on, the web became saturated with commercial pages that overcrowded everything else.
So that is the mission of Wiby. And you know what? I like it. You can find a rabbit hole full of fun stuff on Wiby. The interface is clean, not overly slick, no advertising and the results are not bad considering the limited size of the index. This is a great, bored in your cubical in the cube farm at lunch time chomping on your PBJ sandwich, entertainment web search engine. Yeah it’s got serious stuff too but the entertainment is in seeing the old web pages.