Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cuil v. Google

After reading Siva Vaidhyanathan's comparison of Google and Cuil (a new search engine created by former Google employees) on Googlization of Everything, I want to encourage others to try out Cuil. If anything, I think this is the most important factor for me:

Cuil has no need to keep a dossier on us to improve search. This is one of Cuil's major selling points. And it certainly should make Cuil the search engine of choice for holligans, misfits, pottymouths, and n'erdowells of all stripes. But seriously, Cuil might be able to demonstrate that quality search need not depend on massive data collection and exploitation. [emphasis mine]

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