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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10

Not so good so far. Anyone else trying this?



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.16
    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    Not so good so far. Anyone else trying this?
Perhaps for those of us in the room who have no idea what you're talking about....as much elaboration as you have time to spare?



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Eddie Famous
      Not so good so far. Anyone else trying this?
    Perhaps for those of us in the room who have no idea what you're talking about....as much elaboration as you have time to spare?

The impression I got from seeing something about it in an AP feed was that it's a new search engine from some of the minds that brought us Google.
Leroy
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Since: 7.2.02

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.86
It is, in fact, a new search engine: http://www.cuil.com, pronounced "cool".

From the Motley Fool


    For starters, there's a little Google pedigree in Cuil (which, contrary to instinct, is pronounced "cool" instead of "quill"). Google acquired the technology behind Anna Patterson's last search engine four years ago. She spent two years at Google after that before leaving the company, gradually constructing Cuil along with a few former Google engineers.

    The site claims to scour far more of the Web than Google does. It promises to sift through more than 120 billion pages to arrive at the best results. Google no longer publicly offers up its breadth, though its silence there will only stir up the hype that Cuil is, in fact, the new Google.


Apparently, the buzz is overwhelming them at the moment, as the functionality isn't quite living up to the hype. On the other hand, expectations far out-weighed reality - and I think the search engine will only improve over time if given the chance.

And I hate the name.





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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
A completely un-biased comparison (I searched for sec19row53) found 4376 matches on cuil.com, and 1380 matches on google.com.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.16
    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    A completely un-biased comparison (I searched for sec19row53) found 4376 matches on cuil.com, and 1380 matches on google.com.
Ah, but how many were useful?

I did a couple tests to see what/if any results would take us here. I was not encouraged.

Sure enough, a quick scan of today's referrals reveals zero from cuil.com (aside from one test from me, so I could see what their referrals would look like and recode the referrals page accordingly.)

I know we've been crawled for them in the past... their bot Twiceler has been all over our logs for months (and I guess they were cuill.com back then - no wonder everyone's pronouncing it "quill" ;-) )



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Since: 20.6.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.92
    Originally posted by Cuil.com, after I searched for something
    No results because of high load...

    Due to excessive load, our servers didn't return results. Please try your search again.

I may try again later, maybe not. Is it wrong to be unimpressed that their servers are overloaded already?




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Sec19Row53
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Since: 2.1.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by Sec19Row53
      A completely un-biased comparison (I searched for sec19row53) found 4376 matches on cuil.com, and 1380 matches on google.com.
    Ah, but how many were useful?


[Setting myself up for a well-deserved beatdown for posting this many times in one thread, so tongue is placed firmly in cheek with this response] I think that would be up to the user to determine.

Seriously, most of what I found at a quick glance was me.
Mike Zeidler
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Since: 27.6.02

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.41
Given the two known commodities that come up when search my user name (me, and a card manufacturer in China) I'm going to stick with Google.

Cuil had less than half as many hits, and many of those hits appeared to be duplicates based on how different web pages treat comments/board posts/user ids.

When searching my actual name, no relevant results showed up, unless I specifically put quotes around it.



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Since: 20.6.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.37
I did a search under my last name, and got no hits. Yet, using my first name or middle name received some moderate success. Odd. There are a number of people who share my last name, including the former drummer for the Grateful Dead, though I'm not sure there's any relation between Bill Kruetzmann and myself.

I'm sticking with Google.




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Since: 28.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.89
Nat at all impressed. 2 pages of link alias pages on my screen name - page 3 til I got the first The-w hit



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
I tired the search engine and did not find the results extremely useful. Additionally, the layout (magazine format?) isn't really that agreeable with the points of search engines (lost of results rendered with lightning speed that can then be quickly reviewed for relevance).



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