Daily Archives: July 28, 2008

Cuil – “Worlds Largest Search Engine” – Our Tests Show New Web Search Engine Just Might Be Better Than Google – What Do You Think?

Cuil – New Search Engine Claims It Has Three Times Larger Index Than Google

Google holds about 62 percent share of the U.S. search market, and with Yahoo (21 percent) and Microsoft (8.5 percent), the top three engines account for over 90 percent of the market share. At BFP I don’t think anyone uses anything much else than Google – but that might change because we’re really excited about a new search engine called Cuil. (Pronounced “cool’)

Cuil is the child of a few ex-Google engineers who say they developed new technology that digs down deeper into the web to find what you are really looking for.

After trying it for an hour, we have to admit that we are excited. The search results are not just different, they are more on point. It is like doing a “search within results” on Google, but again – different. We are also seeing results that we can’t find on Google no matter what terms we search under.

Search “Barbados” with Cuil – the world’s largest search engine – and you get back 5.6 million returns. Barbados Free Press is Number 3 !

We’ll let you know in a few weeks whether Cuil becomes our first choice for searches. (And yes, when you search the word “barbados”, guess what the number three hit is?) 🙂

In the meantime, try it out and we’ll talk about it.

New Search Engine: Cuil.com

About Cuil

Welcome to Cuil—the world’s biggest search engine. The Internet has grown. We think it’s time search did too.

The Internet has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years but search engines have not kept up—until now. Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.

Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.

Then we offer you helpful choices and suggestions until you find the page you want and that you know is out there. We believe that analyzing the Web rather than our users is a more useful approach, so we don’t collect data about you and your habits, lest we are tempted to peek. With Cuil, your search history is always private.

Cuil is an old Irish word for knowledge. For knowledge, ask Cuil.

Further Reading

Guardian: Cuil New Search Technology

Associated Press: Ex-Google Engines Debut “Cuil” Way To Search

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Who Made The Policy That Separated Mothers From 3-Year-Old Children At Kensington Oval?

Dozens of mothers were in tears at Kiddies Kadooment when the police prevented mothers from accompanying their children into the Oval. The idea that parents and 3-year-old children would be separated from each other with no prior notice is absurd, dangerous and frankly, idiotic.

We would like to have a first happen in Barbados. We would like the organisers of the event to announce publicly the name of the person or persons who made this decision.

But that doesn’t fit in with our national culture, which is “it be nobody fault”

And speaking of “nobody fault”, what’s happening with all the criminal charges that were expected in the Hardwood scandal?

From the Nation News…

Parents, who had earlier accompanied their children on the road as they jammed from Pelican Craft Village along Fontabelle, were barred entry from the Oval which was being used as the parade venue for the first time.

As frustrated and panicking parents stood behind a fence they called out to their charges, some as young as three years-old who were on the inside without their guidance.

One young mother wiped her eyes continuously, as tears flooded her face, after she tried in vain to get the attention of her four year old daughter on the other side of the fence.

… read the entire article at the Nation News here

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Barbados DLP Thank BLP For Advertising Prime Minister’s Cruise!

Faulty Editor Allowed DLP To Advertise On The BLP Blog For Three Days!

We received the following message and the screen shot from a delighted DLP organiser…

I would like to congratulate the BLP for allowing the DLP space on their website to advertise the upcoming cruise of The Hon. Mr David Thompson the Prime Minister onboard the HARBOUR MASTER this Sat the 2nd at 5.00pm.

They must still be using the faltered program of the politics of inclusion to have allowed us the use of their site for the few days, whatever got into them I would very much like to thank them for promoting the event and realising that they are in opposition and are willing to be sensible in carrying out the affairs of this country.

Once again thank you all at the BLP for giving exposure and supporting the upcoming charity event being hosted by the DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY.

It is the one time that I would have hoped that their site use to get some hits but nevertheless we always have the blogs to turn to,

We in the DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY thank you for allowing the opportunity to promote our cruise on your website, we loved it.

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