Omgili: Discussion Forum, Search Engine, or Social Networking Site?

by JennSierra on May 1, 2007

in forums, Jenn Sierra, search engine, Technorati

I’ve been using the Omgili search engine to locate online discussions on my favorite topics for some time now, but today I discovered two new beta projects by the Omgili folks: Omgili Thumbs, and Omgili PowWow.

First, what is Omgili?  Omgili is to the discussion forum what Technorati is to the blog.  It is a search engine designed specifically to find online discussions using queries.  More info is at the FAQ page and the Recent Queries page.  The process is very simple; users simply enter the topic they are researching, and Omgili provides a list of online discussions on that topic.

Omgili PowWow added the feature of allowing users to register, and develop profiles, so that they can find and be found by users with similar interests.   Users are able to exchange messages online, either publicly or privately.  Users can post new discussions, and there is a polling feature in the works which looks interesting but is not yet functional.

Omgili Thumbs takes this search engine to the next level, by allowing users to submit existing online discussions (from any forum), comment on, and vote for and promote online discussions they like or give a “thumbs-down,” to those they don’t like.

I still have one question, and have not yet been able to find the answer.  I have posted the question as a discussion on Omgili PowWow, and will post and update on this blog when I receive an answer. The question is this: ” Where in the world did the name ‘Omgili’ come from?!

Jenn Sierra

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1 May 1, 2007 at 11:58 pm

I think that the name Omgili is most likely an instant-messaging abbreviation.

I suppose it stands for “Oh, my God, I love it!” or some similar emotional exclamation that nobody my age would use.

2 iandefton December 31, 2011 at 5:47 am

hello every one – hope yous had a good christmas – pity we didnt get snow was all prepared wi sledges kids loving it any ways , all the best for the comming year – i defton

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