A search engine is a program designed to look for information stored on a computer or a network like the internet.
Searches are displayed automatically in a list through keywords by relevance, usually with a title and a short excerpt. Searches on the internet and web page analysis is carried out by special computer programs called "web crawlers." The global market leader of search engines is Google by the American company of the same name.
Iceland has created the world's first human search engine. The service is called Ask Gulmundur. Gulmundur is a common Icelandic name and 7 Icelanders with that name, including its female form, are now on hand to answer queries about Iceland via social media platforms. Helen Seeney contacted one of the Gulmundurs to find out more.