A new, and purportedly "better" search engine than Google, started by ex-Googlers, has received much press (odd term to use in the context of the Internet, I guess) in the past 24-48 hours.
Here are a few links -
- BBC - Search Site Aims to Rival Google
- WatBlog -Ex-Googlers Launch ‘Cuil.com’ - They Claim Its Bigger.. Better than Google!!
- Huffington Post - Cuil: The Latest, Baddest AntiGoogle Looks Like A Magazine
- and Ouch- Cuil Dominates Google Trends (IMAGES)
A search on "Isaac Newton" (well, yes, my son was sitting next to me at the time) - threw up interesting results and interestingly laid out as well. The very first result is a german site! There were of course tabs that organized the results and the neat "Explore by category" widget on the right. Check it out...
On the other hand - a search on "cuil" on both Google and Cuil was super interesting. The search engine did not feature anywhere in its own search results, whereas it was top of the heap on Google! Go figure!
By the way, I do believe Cuil's claim that they crawl through more of the Internet. Why? Well, I came across an academic publication (that has my name among the authors) in the archives of University libraries that I had never seen in Google searches before (yes, I did compare how my "vanity search" results stack up :-))