Ex-Googlers launch Cuil, but maybe too early?

One thing I read about too often is the next "Google Killer". When will people realize that this is almost an impossible thing to live up to -- trying is almost always a death wish and a huge waste of money.

One thing I read about too often is the next "Google Killer". When will people realize that this is almost an impossible thing to live up to -- trying is almost always a death wish and a huge waste of money. The last "Google Killer" I even remember (I forget about most of them) was Wikia Search. This project has been plagued by misguided, and overly ambitious expectations -- the truth is that Wikia is years away from even being usable by average users.

Cuil (pronounced "cool"), the newest search sensation, will undoubtedly fall into the same category as Wikia Search -- too much hype. In order for a project to be successful, in my opinion, most early adopters must be a "promoter", but I'm going to guess that won't happen here. I would consider myself an early adopter, and I can tell you that I'm not impressed with the results, and I certainly won't be telling my friends to make the switch. For example, considering Cuil has the "largest index", it was a surprise that I couldn't even find the iQmetrix website (a company I work for).

What do you think? Does Cuil have a chance to topple Google? Would you say you are satisfied with the results you seeing?

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