Since biblical times the expression, “The meek shall inherit the earth” has been a guiding light for the weak, underprivileged and oppressed. 21st century capitalism has morphed those prophetic words into “The Geeks shall inherit the earth” And look around… content might be king – but technology is god. So when a content king like Google was introduced it was received as a hero, half human/ half god 100% geek. Face it, it is not cool. unless you are a geek that is and you see Google as a technological beakon for you to break free of your social stratus and become hero-like your self (aka the high school nerd who made bucks and lands a helicopter at their 10 year reunion with super models and a magazine profile) So as Google is geekdom, what is cooler than this Search Engine Megalith? Try Cuil on for size. Cuil (pronounced “Cool”) is to me named after an expression my cousin told me around the same time a math teacher told me about the number, a googol. Interesting… To make it even more fun, the founder of Cuil used to work at Google. Here’s the scoop according to Cuil.com which is already seeming to have traffic issues as their “about” button didn’t work. If this happens again, just read this and then try searching with Cuil, tell me what you think! Thanks.
About Cuil Search:
Welcome to Cuil—the world’s biggest search engine. The Internet has grown. We think it’s time search did too.
The Internet has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years but search engines have not kept up—until now. Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.
Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.
Then we offer you helpful choices and suggestions until you find the page you want and that you know is out there. We believe that analyzing the Web rather than our users is a more useful approach, so we don’t collect data about you and your habits, lest we are tempted to peek. With Cuil, your search history is always private.
Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil.