Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

Joe Cool

Posted by redsatellite on July 29, 2008

I mean…Cuil!

A brand new bouncing baby Search Engine was born yesterday. Yes. To 3 former Google employees now living in Menlo Park, California.

This isn’t just any David and Goliath story, however — the Menlo Park, Calif., startup is led in part by three former Google employees who claim theirs is a richer, more efficient experience.

Cuil (pronounced “cool”) Inc. says it is “pioneering a new approach to search,” one that begins with indexing 120 billion Web pages — three times more than Mountain View, Calif.-based Google, according to Cuil (though Google still claims to have the most comprehensive index of any search engine). It entails a completely different method of organization, relying on an analysis of the Web site’s content to determine its relevance.

This is in contrast to Google’s method, which ranks results based on analyzing links and traffic to a given site (something Cuil’s Web site refers to as “superficial popularity metrics”).

Superficial popularity metrics?

Nice SMACKDOWN! I’ve already loaded them onto my favorites list. The site looks- very cuil.


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