Tuesday, March 27, 2012

1995: G-Spot

Cebu City ISP GSILink puts up G-Spot (http:www.gsilink.com/gspot), the first public Filipino search engine. It indexed keywords from websites using the Open Source software engine, but required users to manually add sites to its catalog.  This showed that Filipinos wanted to look for content located within the country, which could not be satisfied by foreign engines of the time.  No Filipino search engine has been able to do actual indexing of local content, until Google started offering country-specific searches.