Sbot: Perform Google, Yahoo, Bing & Twitter search right from your IM

via Tech Bangalore by Prashanth on 8/21/09

We perform lot of searches on the web everyday using search engines. Most of the time we use Google, sometimes it's just not enough & we try others like Bing. So, myself & the100rabh came up with an idea to provide access to multiple search engines right from IM. We built an IM Search Bot, which we call "sbot" which is always available for you in your IM to perform searches.
Sbot supports Google, Bing, Yahoo! & Twitter search right now. Just add Sbot as your buddy on Gtalk/Y! Messenger/Live Messenger & start using it!!
Google Talk –
Yahoo Messenger –
MSN Live Messenger -
Once Sbot is added to your IM Buddy list, just start conversing with it. To start with send "help" & bot responds with usage instructions.
  • To perform Google search send g<space>search term
  • To perform Bing search send b<space>search term
  • To perform Yahoo search send y<space>search term
  • To perform Twitter search send t<space>search term
I use Sbot more when I'm at work since I don't like to open too many tabs in the browser at work. One more really good usage of Sbot is Twitter Search! Whenever I'm busy, I use sbot to check my replies by just sending a message "t @hnprashanth", simple!!
We are open for suggestions to add more search engines & features to sbot, please drop them in comments section.
Search Bot is built using Imified