Wednesday WTF #5: cuil
So the hottest (or not) new search engine is cuil (pronounced cool), and let me just say my first impression of cuil is terrible. As with most search engines I usually type in my name to see the results. Well I guess cuil tries to add images with their search listings and for some reason doing a search for bryce boe lists my UCSB CS page as the first result with an image saying, “My Success in Scientology.” What the fuck? Where did this image come from? Perhaps from somewhere on UCSB’s domain but it is definitely not linked to from any of my pages. Additionally why is my CS page listed first? BryceBoe.com has been linked to from digg, as well as places like ubuntuforums.org and other places where I put my web signature. Arg! Cuil is not so cool.
There are some good comments on this reddit thread.