From the SocialMediaBarCamp meeting
Monday, July 28, 2008
Here are my initial thoughts about cuil.com (pronounced "cool"), the search engine by several former Google employees.
- Today it timed out several times, although I'm sure they will eventually fix that (i.e. the Twitter message, too much traffic.)
- The images in the search results are not very relevant, i..e. when I search or cuil myself, the first result is correctly my linkedin.com profile page but I get some Asian characters rather than a photo. That's a little bit annoying...
- I don't think it's as relevant as Google, not that Google is always that relevant.
- I will say that it bothers me not to see any ads....or maybe the fact that I can't protect my beachhead and insert my ads.