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Cuil.com opinions?...

put'em here Wink

for me (having used it just twice) - seems nice, I think the interface is more friendly than Google and is probably heavily influenced by social-network page layouts. Although, I'd have to say I'm far from a convert at this point.

Best,
Shalin

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eh

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Results were pretty poor. I did a few test searches and found a lot of holes.

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its pretty but I'm not convinced its as useful as Google

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The sparse layout is sparse and inline images are attractive. But this emphasis on looks also more difficult to quickly scan through all the scruff and get at what I really want. There is a method to Google's madness at keeping everything on their pages dead simple. It lets you get in and out quickly with a minimum of fuss.

I feel the same way about this as I do about News sites only posting stories in video format. Thanks but no thanks. I'll just go find a simple text version somewhere else.

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sorry - "the layout is sparse"

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need to be more careful. Maybe Cuil slowing me down a bit wouldn't be a bad thing :-P

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Too much icanhascheezburger?

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Typoing minimalist typoes.

Hmm I dunno about cuil. I like it's efficient use of space and that it has thumbnails so you can judge sites by images without even reading.
But I dunno, everyone is used to google, they will need to do more than this to get people to use them. Something revolutionary not evolutionary.

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So far...

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I'm not impressed. Self-Googling brings up lots more hits than Cuil does, and much faster. You'd think someone would have built a better mousetrap than Google by now, given the heavyweights out there who could devote the resources.

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Icanhascheeseburger? Sure. As long as it doesn't have video

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with some annoying pre-roll or require yet another plugin they want me to download.

I'll give Cuil a try from time to time but you know what they say about first impressions...

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Ahh

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I wrote this before I learned of the semantic features. I guess that's a bit more than evolutionary!
I'll watch this guys and see if they can get it working better in next few months.

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Still needs work

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I tried to squeeze results from Cuil a few times yesterday. My preliminary opinion is it sucks; my searches never loaded, or I got a "no results available" message for search terms that were very broad. I'll give it another try in a few months, but right now it's just not ready for prime time.

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Cuil.com opinions?...

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Nope but it sound that isn't reliable too much.

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I think Cuili is awsome

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He has that awesome bearded weirdo look but is actually pretty normal, and he does a great job filling in for Molly on the Buzz report and he always...what...thats not what this is about...oh..nevermind

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The photos bother me.

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Who is that random elderly woman next to Molly Wood's Wikipedia entry? How the heck do they choose them, anyway? There's an explanation in their About section, but it doesn't actually explain it.

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cul.com is the new mahalo

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Tried it.
I will be going back to couil as often as I go to mahalo.com to search for something.

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Hmm

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Mahalo is just as bad of a name.

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Uhhh

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Are you sure you meant cul.com?

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Not sure

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Did some quick tests this morning. Response time good.

I did two specific tests, comparing Cuil and Google. "Hill St. Soul" and "carbon nanotube". The search for the musical group gave no results on Cuil, but the second search gave good results with very relevant categories for refining the search.

Used "Add Cuil to Firefox" link at bottom left of search results to add Cuil to my search engines.

Worth a second look when I need to research a topic.

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Ok - I don't see any value in Cuil

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I did searches on five different things. And the results are aweful. They are not only in some strange order (fairly new stuff mixed with really old stuff), but the layout is difficult to read and not many on the screen.

So I don't think this has any chance of impacting google. I feel for the VCs that dumped money into this venture.

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