Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Competition for Google - Cuil


Aside from the rather silly name I like the new search engine Cuil.com - created by some former Google people. With a dark background it is like an opposite version of the omniscient, omnipresent Google (isn't it funny we think nothing of the word 'google' now when it was strange to begin with?).

Cuil claims to be the biggest search engine on the web - I did a quick search (my own name - how is that for egocentrism?) but it returned no results. I searched ThoughtSpurs (the next layer of the ego orbit ;-) and got loads of links. Bizarrely it posted random images next to text extracts.

I'm not sure it is good enough to change my behaviour - what do you think? Is Cuil cool?

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