Topsy has such a simple homepage that leaves you wondering is this thing too simple? But what you get after inputting the search term is a clean UI with some useful and threaded information. I entered the term IdoNotes to see what would get spit out and was surprised to see not only information, but rankings, the number of times that conversation was retweeted or shared and also a screenshot of the link associated with the tweet.
You can easily sort results on the left navigation by:
And then see the influence of who down the right navigation. They sum up their service just fine on their own About page (even though white mice run the company and not humans):
Topsy sees the Internet as a stream of conversations. Topsy treats people differently from the webpages they create and the things they say. And Topsy sees that people in every community are connected in a web of relationships, where each person influences other people to read, talk and think about things.