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Old 07-29-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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So I've been checking out cuil (Cuil) and I really like it ('s design)... although searches are not the best.

But really when google first came out I didn't think it would ever win me over from yahoo. Now all I use is google.

So I think cuil has a chance. Pretty displays my let the masses wait for the functionality to catch up.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I noticed you could add it to FF.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA USA
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Don't like the iconized search results and the layout of the results page. Wouldn't work for my power browsing or browsing from my phone.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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I'll pass.

Search for "alternate land clearing" (NQ) on it and Google and look at the difference in the results. Plus I don't need what looks like advertising. A little over 1200 hits on Cuil and over 770,000 on Google.

11 results per page? Take me an hour to find something.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Not ready for prime time. One of the problems with Google has been the increasing numbers of private "search" pages that come up when you search on a subject. Cuil has the same problem, AND shows fewer hits.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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I can't find anything about it that makes it better than Google, and several things that make it worse. Hate the layout of the search results. Pictures are nice, but not when they're out of context or there are 6 or 7 copies of the same picture. (Not to mention, the one that comes up next to my name is of a distinguished-looking military commander in full dress uniform, who is not me, nor does his picture appear on the webpage that is referenced.) The number of results is too low, and the algorithm seems to bring up pages that aren't really in context.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yahoo used to have many results from the same page. I imagine they've fixed it since then, but I haven't tried it in years.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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I can't find anything about it that makes it better than Google, and several things that make it worse. Hate the layout of the search results. Pictures are nice, but not when they're out of context or there are 6 or 7 copies of the same picture. (Not to mention, the one that comes up next to my name is of a distinguished-looking military commander in full dress uniform, who is not me, nor does his picture appear on the webpage that is referenced.) The number of results is too low, and the algorithm seems to bring up pages that aren't really in context.
That captures pretty much exactly my thoughts after using it for past couple days. Interesting concept, and I love competition, but this at this moment ain't the one that will beat google - not in this form, in this manner. However, google took some time to get going too, so who knows about the future?
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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Cuil respects privacy and their interface is out of box thinking wich i find very user friendly .But the Cuil results are not so relevant as Google
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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"PC Magazine reported that on the morning of September 17, 2010 "employees were told about Cuil's demise [...] and the servers were taken offline five hours later."[15] Laid-off employees were told they would not be paid. The shutdown reportedly came after an acquisition agreement fell through earlier in the week."

Wow...
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