Cuil not so cool after all

Posted: July 31, 2008 in search engines, services
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A few days have passed and the hype is already dying down. Time to face facts. Cuil ain’t no Dark Knight. It generated some early enthusiasm, but it hasn’t really sustained it. I keep going back to the site, but I’m just not all that impressed with Cuil. It simply isn’t finding things that appear in the first few hits of a Google search.

Stephanie has written an interesting post on Cuil over at Dube’s World. In her post she tackles one of the annoyances I’ve had with Cuil. What’s up with those random images? Cuil’s search results display is nice. I like the layout of the brief summary. If the pictures were drawn from the website, I would like those as well. Unfortunately, the pictures usually seem to have no relevance to the website with which Cuil pairs them. What’s up with that? Does anyone know how Cuil matches images to search hits?

I noted a few days ago that Cuil couldn’t even find “iron man”. At least they’ve solved THAT little problem.    😉

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Comments
  1. Lori Reed says:

    The results that come up appear to be several years old. It’s a good looking interface though.

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