Hello out there..
For posting three, we have been told to make a comparison and contrast among four search engine.First of all..What is a search engine?...For those that are not familiar with that term, you can get all the knowledge of it by clicking this link. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine)
There are many types of search engines. If I have to analyse all of it, it will take a million years to finish. In the context of this task,luckily I have to analyse just four of it. The search engines are mamma.com, google scholar, eric digest and yahoo.com.
The first is mamma.com. The page is very simple with a logo of mamma.com which is a picture of an old woman. Now, I knew where the word mamma came from. Type of categories provided in mamma.com are web, jobs, videos, shop, travel, yellow pages and white pages. Other than that, mamma.com offers two languages which are English and France
The second search engine is google scholar. This is an extension of the Google search engine where as this search engine is mainly about finding scholar's work. The appeareance and the logo is similar to Google.com but there is an addition of the word scholar in at the logo. The tagline is stand on the shoulders of giants. Dont get the meaning actually. As been told before, this search engine enables you to find the work of a scholar such as paper work,journal or books. It is quite useful in searching material for assignments. There are links to the Google.com and Information about Google.com and Google scholar.
Next is yahoo.com. The main page of yahoo.com is eyecatching and interesting compared to the previous search engines. There are a lot of things in the main page. You can sign up for an email account with yahoo.com. There is an abstract of news in it and the sections of news. It is available in Malay and English language. It is very convenience since it is very hard to find search engine that provides Malay language as the medium language. The language is interchangeably. There is a list of top searches. Other thing is quite similar where there are variety of sections such as answers, auto, finance and others. There are also box on featured services, small business and Pulse-What yahoo are into. There are more services compared to other search engines.
The last but not least is eric digest. I never heard the word eric digest before. The nearest is Reader's Digest but that is a book and not a search engine. Basically, Eric digest is a short reports on topic of prime current interest in education. There are a large variety of topics covered including teaching, learning, libraries, charter schools, special education, higher education and others. It is targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community. Eric digest offers two languages. The languages are English and spain.
There you go. Now, you have the knowledge of what is search engine is and the type of it. To explore on your own plese look at the activitity section
Mamma.com - http://www.mamma.com/
Google scholar - http://scholar.google.com.my/
Yahoo.com - http://www.yahoo.com/
Eric Digect - http://www.ericdigests.org/