A new search engine launched yesterday has been causing quite a buzz.
Cuil (pronounced “cool”), was founded by a couple of ex-Google employees and does a few things differently than other search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Microsoft (the big-three have about 90% of the search market). As you can see below, successful searches will return not only return results in a slightly different format (I like the columns with images), but the user also gets a set of tabs to the right of the results page. These tabs allow the user to explore the general category in greater depth. Pretty cool [sic].
While I’ve only spent a few minutes exploring Cuil, so far I’ve been generally impressed. Other library bloggers have also been positive and the about page at Cuil has a nice overview of how this search engine works. If you’re interested in a starter list of search engines, Gleeson library has one posted here.