Is it ironic that I had to Google for Cuil? Or is it merely an indication of my waning net attention span?
Is Cuil any different? Could it be better? The press is having a field day, split along the usual lines: traditional news outlets are pumping the “David Vs. Goliath” aspect, the tech writers? Cuil = Fail. It’s all a big bus, and everyone (self included) has climbed on with their two cents fare. And I have to say, the outlook is not really that great at first glance.
But honestly, I was an early adopter of Infoseek. And Lycos. And AltaVista, AskJeeves, Yahoo. Even Ask.com. (Maybe not so much with that Microsoft thingy: what’s it called again? I gotta go Google it…). And most of those ended up sucking (IMHO).
So I say, give a webservice a break. USE it for pity’s sake. Shake it down. Let it surprise and disappoint. Don’t simply listen to the “experts”. Don’t give it the two minute cursory glance. USE IT. Then either abandon or embrace.
Has our attention span gotten so short that we can no longer seriously…