Last week I had an epiphany and finally understood Rollyo, a tool which lets you “Roll Your Own Search Engine”. At first I was not sure why I would want to do that, but driving to work I got it. You do this so that you can search a topical set of sites, sites that you frequent and that are familiar, and get results from those sites.
Pretty simple, really.
The result is that I quickly created a “searchroll” called LA Blogosphere, which searches a number of sites in the Los Angeles blogosphere, returning results from your Los Angeles area friends and neighbors.
Try it out, and see what you think.