Former Google employees launched a new search engine yesterday to much fanfare and anticipation. Unfortunately, the service wasn’t quite up to the task, resulting in downtime and intermittent connection problems throughout the day. Things seem to be back on track today, but yesterday’s problems highlight the difficulties facing any company attempting to compete with Google, which has set a very high bar in the search industry.
Try out Cuil for yourself at http://www.cuil.com. Afterwards, feel free to leave a comment with your impressions. In my limited use, I found that many results were unrelated to my search, leading me to wonder if Cuil’s developers focused on quantity rather than quality.