The launch of Cuil search engine was announced on the front cover of Blogrunner (bringing news at blog speed). I found the site to be a novelty. The company claims they’ve found a way to reduce indexing costs, which means they run their search engine a lot cheaper than Google does with supposedly better search results.
At first I was skeptical, but after reading how Cuil operates, it makes a lot of sense. Rather than relying on artificial intelligence to try and figure out what sentences mean, Cuil uses semantics and word association to create better search results. I even typed in my name to see what happens, and it produced my online resume.
Google is still king. But Cuil (pronounced “cool”) could become a better alternative. It’s interactive display is far more useful than Google’s generated search lists, and it’s compatible with Firefox, making it particularly handy.
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