whonu.com was created by Derek Franklin and is a slick Flash based search website that incorporates the seventeen different types of search offering into one interface. According to Derek whonu was created for the following reason:
"Mainly it was because I saw the need for a tool that tapped into the power of multiple search engines because, in my personal quest for information online, I discovered that while there were many search technologies out there, each had their own definite strengths and weaknesses."
whonu incorporation's many search options and returns links that can then be clicked to send you to individual result sets for the search link presented. The search options include:
- General search
- Web search
- Discovery search
- Article search
- Forum/Group/Discussion board search
- World search
- Image search
- Audio search
- News search
- File search
- RSS/Blog search
- RSS Feed Generator (actually creates RSS feed for your search query)
- Opinion/Feedback search
- US Government search
- Amazon Search
Give whonu.com a try if you are looking for aggregated search utility in a slick Flash application but keep in mind this search engine will present you with links to each type of search which you then have to click individually to actually perform the search and get search results.
For more blogosphere buzz on whonu check out these posts on Derek Franklin's Digital Library, Lifehacker and Unspoken Tips.