Can a search engine also become a platform for creative thought?

With numerous commentators worrying about the Google-ification of the human mind and the sense among typical users that Google’s auto-complete is a wormhole of amusement and distraction, it takes a breath of fresh air sometimes to remember that Google searches needn’t determine our intellectual or creative fate. Seenapse, created by Mexican entrepreneur Rafael Jiménez, is a different type of search engine, aimed squarely at creatives: instead of having to continuously tweak your Google or Bing searches until you find the precise subset of search results that you want, it presents you with a crowdsourced variety of additional search terms related to your first ones, allowing you to not only narrow down your search but also find new and unexpected directions for your curiosity.

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