Cuil seems to have vanished

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Sep 21, 2010
1:17 AM EDT
The main Cuil site is not responding to connect requests from my system, and I'm seeing rumors that they have "thrown in the towel."

Sep 21, 2010
8:43 AM EDT
Indeed, I still visited the website last week, but now it seems down.

Probably never made it anyway due to lack of momentum. Search results weren't that good either, that's why I switched back to Google. Now if only someone could start a search engine which does include non-alphanumerical characters!

Sep 21, 2010
9:30 AM EDT
I tried it many times, but the results they sent back were not much better than you'd get with Yahoo! circa 1998. It just wasn't very good. ixquick is usually good enough, though there are times I have to switch back to Google. Luckily it's easy to go back and forth in Firefox.

Sep 21, 2010
9:35 AM EDT
I have been using DuckDuckGo a bit, and it seems pretty decent thus far. It's less good at doing "fuzzy" searches, but if you can spell, it's a good choice. ;)

Sep 21, 2010
10:23 AM EDT
DuckDuckGo, Mooter and the venerable AltaVista seem to be the best alternatives to Google right now.

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