There’s a post over on ReadWriteWeb speculating on how the new search engine Cuil managed to get so much publicity on Day 1. My question: how did the search engine wind up with so many users on Day 1? I followed the Cuil news with some interest yesterday morning, but was shocked to discover the Motorola blog I write was already getting link referrals from the new site. Cuil just launched. Who was over there yesterday morning searching for “OCAP” and “femtocell”?
As far as my own thoughts on Cuil, I like the interface quite a bit, but whether it can deliver the comprehensive results that Google does remains to be seen. I also noticed a quirk in the results it delivered for pages I recognized. Cuil seems to add in little thumbnail pics that have nothing to do with the results they sit next to. Odd.