Use iRazoo Search And Earn Points To Exchange For Gift Cards, Cameras and More!
I just found this new search engine called iRazoo that allows users to earn points for products when they vote (in a Digg like fashion) on web search results. The concept is quite interesting, you create an account and then log in, as you search for terms/items using iRazoo, you then rank the results by recommending them or not. As you vote on the search results you earn points. If you manage to accumulate enough points you can eventually trade them in for products such as gift cards, cameras, ipods and more. You can also earn points by referring friends. It will be interesting to see how much of a market this new search engine can capture and whether the points users earn will eventually be honoured. At the moment you are only allowed to accumulate 50 points per day and the minimum points needed to acquire a product is approximately 9125 points. So it will take approximately 180 days to be in a position to redeem the points.
It will also be interesting to see whether users can abuse the system to their advantage. If you want to read more about this search engine there is an article in The Wall Street Journal about iRazoo.
Here is a quote from the article:
"Four Houston entrepreneurs have launched a search engine that they hope will challenge the likes of Google and Yahoo, which dominate the Internet. Frustrated with the results they get from other search engines, Neal Verma, founder and chief executive officer of iRazoo (www.irazoo.com), and three friends with technology backgrounds have spent their evenings and weekends—and an undisclosed amount of money—over the last eight months developing iRazoo."