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Cuil: A New Way of Searching

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Cuil: A New Way of Searching

There’s an awesome new search engine out called Cuil and I’m so excited to tell you about it! It’s pronounced “cool” and according to the founders, it means “knowledgeable” in the Irish language. Let’s check it out!


Cuil has a different look than most search engines and it’s more organized too. From the color of the site to the way the Web sites and pages are displayed, it’s very easy to use. Web pages are shown in columns that can be adjusted to the number of slots you’d like. It has a graphic of the Web site next to the site’s link, along with a summary about it. In the first picture below, the Web sites are listed in two columns, while the second one is shown in three columns. Again, the columns can be adjusted to your liking.


Some of the search features are suggested categories, Web site tabs, mouse roll-over definitions, typing suggestions and safe guard. In the images above, the search was originally for Rocawear. On the right hand side, Cuil gave you a list of other related topics and the history of Rocawear and how it came about. Everything leads to something else for the ultimate learning experience!

Safe Guard and the Typing Suggestions Search are automatically activated when you start searching. Safe Guard filters out inappropriate material from your search results. Those features can also be adjusted to meet your needs. For example, a search for “clothing” gives you the suggestions below, just in case you’re not sure what you’re looking for. The Safe Guard Search is always on, but it can be turned off if you prefer.

Notice there are no advertisements or pop ups on Cuil. You only get what you search for and there are no distractions or interruptions. The searching speed is also very good.


Another good thing about Cuil is the privacy it offers. They don’t send cookies, save or record your IP address and they don’t keep track of what you’ve been searching for.


If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you run into some type of error, Cuil allows you to contact them directly by e-mail. You can send them feedback or ask them any questions you may have about the Cuil Web site.

You can visit Cuil right here. Check it out today and let me know how you like it!

~ Tweety Dimes

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