I was updating a presentation today and checking the links still worked from the last time I did this, back in October last year, so only a couple of months. In that time we've lost access to such tools as
Alternative.to. This was a nice little search engine that found alternatives to things that you searched for. So if you input an iPad for example, it would find different tablet devices for you. Never fantastically useful, except when you really wanted to know if there was something else out there that you could consider buying instead of the article that you were looking at.
10x10 This was a news search engine, which had a total of 100 images in a 10x10 grid (hence the name) with a bunch of words down the side. You could click on a particular word, which would take you to the picture or vice versa, and you could then move to the news story about the subject. Was never one of my particular favourites, but it was worth having if you wanted a visual overview of the world news.
Sulia was a news collation site, and quite an attractive one. You could tell it what your subject interests were and it would go off and find good content and display it for you.
Eye.in was a nice social media engine that you could use with images.
Swayy was a nice little app that notified you about new social media stories.
Redz, which is a visual search engine hasn't actually gone, but it has changed its name to Dothop (for those who read quickly it's dot space hop, rather than do thop! which is how I read it). Seems to still do the same job, and it has lost the irritating little red zebra.
It's a shame that they've gone, but it's a dog eat dog world, and you probably didn't use many of these, so this is by way of a quick reference if anyone ever thinks 'oh, I wonder what happened to...?' So now you know!