Have you been reading the hype about Cuil (pronounced "cool"), the new search engine that supposedly tracks three times the number of web pages as Google? I just Cuil-ed myself and among the first ten results are my year-old post about the death of Jerry Falwell, a couple of years-old Daily Kos pages tagged with my name, and other ancient shit. Craptastic. And deserving of the bad reviews.
Back to the drawing board, you former Google engineers.
On Day 1 yesterday of its attempt to dethrone Google Inc. as king of the Internet search engines, Cuil was shaping up to be a New Coke-style fiasco. Vitriol was flying fast on tech maven Chris Brogan's IT blog. After waiting two hours for Cuil to return two results for his name, contributor Gopal Shenoy wrote: "(Cuil) is basically unusable – paint dries faster. Did they test this thing to see what the results are before they got coverage on CNN on how Google needs to be scared of them?"