On occasion, I see people complain that the whole world of web search seems to revolve around Google.
Every "new" search engine is always compared to Google first, even if it aims to be different. Latest examples: Wolfram/Alpha, Bing, Cuil, ummm etc. Every newcomer is expected to be a so-called "Google Killer", and people are disappointed if it proves not to be.
Quite recently - on seo.com - someone asked why people are thinking like that. I'd like to take it one step further: why NOT think like that?
In my opinion, Google is well-established as the benchmark of search. However, I'd like to be convinced that Google - given the right circumstances - is not necessarily the Dog's Bollocks when it comes to web search. I'm hoping that you clever peeps can help me come up with a list. I doubt that we'll reach 101 though, but let's see
1) If you live in China and access to google is blocked, using baidu may well be the next best thing.
2) The satellite photos on maps.live.com/maps.bing.com are sometimes more detailed and they also have online 3D-view.
3) MJ made google come to a grinding halt.
Surely there are more reasons, however big or small? I just cannot think of any. Please add to this list.......