A new search engine in very early development: Konfound.com

When I went to school for my Master’s in Information Technology, I wanted to do research in areas that I was interested in. One of those was on search engines, another was on method of protecting SCADA systems, and I had others… like a stock trading platform. Essentially, all of those ideas were shot down for one reason or another. I’m not a software engineer by any stretch, which played a major part in limiting what I could do. I’m interested in IT at the consumer level in terms of use, and developer level in terms of contracting with others to put my ideas into form. All that said, the search engine idea became more important to me as I researched into current engines and became frustrated that it seemed to be primarily popularity driven.

This leads to Konfound.com, a search engine that will provide surprising results. The methods associated with those results are currently a closely held secret. The idea centers around challenging the preconceived notions of what should be presented as a search result. Current ideologies seem to focus on profit driven popularity instead of what is correct, albeit over time the results gravitate towards the median of popularity and profit. You can still manipulate keywords and overpower something that is precisely the correct answer to a search inquiry.

With keywords and phrases being the focus of the profit/result dichotomy, you can see why this would occur. Without matching simple words and phrases to financial gain, you can monetize a search result. Things would spin out of control since there wouldn’t be an easy correlation between search inquiry, search result, searcher and the world we inhabit.

That is where Konfound.com will make its nest, and it will do it in a unique way. The pieces of the puzzle are still being put together. There is a simple, non-functional at this point, webpage set up with its logo. I hope to have something online within the next couple of weeks, and the “krawler”  operational.

James Hatch

I talk about business, technology, and society. I create new products and services. That's the elevator pitch. Deeper than that, I research myriad topics for my consultancy. Academically speaking; I have received a Masters in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, Masters in Information Technology with a focus on Information Security, a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing, a Bachelors in Entrepreneurism and Strategic Management, Associates in Business Administration, and Associates in Sociology. I'm also a Professor and Program Manager of Computer Science and Cybersecurity at the local Community College. Oh... I'm a gamer and streamer when I get a chance.

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