Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Google Rival

A new search engine recently launched, attempting to rival Google. Cuil.com (apparently pronounced "cool" and Gaelic for knowledge or wisdom) claims it will index more deeply than Google and rank its results more strongly on content, rather than site rankings. For more information, check out LJ.com's summary of the new site. I tried a search for "facial expressions and lying", which someone in my English I was researching, in both Cuil and Google. True to form, Google returned term-paper mills and blogs in the first page of results. Although Cuil's results organization takes some getting used to, it returned a few more .orgs, UK sites, and other interesting hits that you don't typically see on Google. Try it out!

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