Like everyone else I watched the frenzy over the launch of Cuil, a new search engine founded by several ex-Googlers.
After using it a bit, there is definitely something nice and elegant about Cuil, and I noticed that Matt was going to use it for a few days to get a better sense of it as well.
As I’m sure 99% of people do, I typed in my own name to see what results would come back, and was shocked by the results 🙂
On the one hand, it correctly identifies me as a multi-dimensional athlete – baseball, basketball, and boxing ( thai kick boxing in my case ).
On the other hand, it appears that Matt has taken over my “look & feel” UI aspects, as it clearly shows his head-shot on my blog.
So why is Cuil showing these results ? How does Cuil have the confidence and “chutzpah” to make these associations ? Ouriel may have stumbled on the answer based on his recent post to twitter:
“CUIL in French is like “Balls” (the dirty meaning)”
Ahh ! Now it all makes sense 🙂
But seriously — it’s good to see another search engine play – and hope we see some great innovation and search improvements overall.
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