So, to much fanfare, $30 million dollars in venture capital funds, multiple TechCrunch stalkerage, and even CNN frontpage coverage, a former Google exec’s secret product was officially unveiled today.
Pronounced like the world ‘cool’, cuil.com is touting itself as a better search engine, proclaiming to have indexed more than 4x’s the number of sites than Google.
Being the intrepid, young ‘all things tech’ afficiando that I am, I decided to look up some terms:
black web 2.0
jack and jill politics
clutch mag online
To my surprise, I got zero results.
My natural inclination was to be upset. ‘Have they forgotten about us?’ ‘Do we not exist?’
But some digging by the Black Web 2.0 crew found that we weren’t alone. A well-known tech evangelist, Chris Brogan, couldn’t find anything on himself, either.
C’est la vie. I guess I shouldn’t be TOO surprised. Early-adopters usually get the shaft in some kind of way. I just wasn’t expecting that “the best, next search-engine” would….well, not have results.Category: Trends, web 2.0 | Tags: chris brogan, cuil, google, hype, search engines, techcrunch, ybpguide