Cuil wants to try social media search

Thu 23 July 2009 15:22, Bas van den Beld

Remember Cuil? The search engine which was going to 'kill' Google but never did? Well they do still exist. And again, they are claiming they will be "it".

By including results from social networks Cuil wants to stand out. Cuil wants to show results from social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. "Something that hasn't been done before".

Cuil wants to try social media search

Seval Oz Ozveren, VP of finance and business development, told Technology Review: "We are trying to leverage the information found on users social networks to enhance search results. This is similar to what Amazon or eBay already does: 'People who bought this book, also liked this one,' I think there has been a lot of buzz about this whole idea of social search, but nobody has actually done it to date."

So what is the difference with real time search engines like Oneriot or Twingly? The biggest difference should be the way the results are returned: aside the general ones.

The new functionality will be launched in August. Cuil thinks that the new functionality will get them back on the map, but that is far from sure.

Meanwhile Cuil has released some other features which should help people make the switch to Cuil. In March there was the "timeline" in which search returns were expressed by relevant date. And in June there was "mapline" where search results were arranged on a map.

So far it hasn't given Cuil much of a share in the industry. If it will ever get the bigger share is doubtfull.

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