While these are mostly self-explanatory, I'll likely cover these in more detail in the future.
However, one that may require explanation is Happy News Search. But this is exactly how it sounds. It's a search engine that searches among news sites that only carry happy or positive news.
One other comment I'll make is that the popularity of the country-specific Google SafeSearch pages on SquirrelNet is inversely proportional to the country's population. That is, the Google Safe Search for Australia page is most popular, followed by Canada and then UK is last.
As such, I'm tempted to explore this trend in greater detail. Perhaps I'll focus more on countries like Australia and Canada. Cheers mates!
The Past Three Years During the past 3 years, the idea of ranking search engines has lost its relevance. Google is getting so good, so big and offering so many tools that any non-Google search pretty much fails to compare. I'm saying that Google is the only provider of search tools you will need.
The Next Three Years and Beyond Since I've concluded that Google has won, I am shifting my focus to helping you make better use of Google's services. In the very near future, I will be releasing several Google-powered tools customized to suit the needs of SquirrelNet visitors. One immediate step is expanding upon Google SafeSearch for Kids.
I will be putting a lot of work into creating custom versions of Google for schools, business and my loyal SquirrelNet visitors. Please contact me if you would like your own custom version of Google.
If you take a peek in your browser address bar and/or bookmarks, you might see a tiny squirrel graphic. This is called a favicon, which is just a fancy name for icon. I've done the best I can to make this little 16x16 pixel graphic look like a squirrel.
The bigger question is why a squirrel? Why SquirrelNet? As I said back in 1999 when I founded this site:
"SquirrelNet is dedicated to helping people gather their internet
information (much like squirrels gather food for the Winter). We value
simplicity and usefulness over quantity."
If you don't see the squirrel, visit the SquirrelNet homepage. The squirrel will not display on my blog :(