After testing www.cuil.com I can’t figure out what the buzz is about. I like the categorization feature, but that’s about it (and clusty does a better job). But the actual search results are disappointing and downright weird. Of course, I searched for my own name. When I don’t put quotes around my name, I get lots of hits that contain the words “robert” “l” and “weiner.” No problem there. But adding quotes doesn’t help; the results change, but they’re no more accurate.
Cuil also shows images with some of the results, which sounds nice, but the images seem to have been chosen at random. A picture of a golf-y looking guy comes up with a hit from the Nonprofit Times (a legitimate hit on my name). I don’t see that photo on the page, though. Maybe it was on an earlier version of the page, perhaps in an ad? Unlike Google, there’s no link to a cached version of the page. But no, that’s no it. I searched on my name without my middle initial and found a Wikipedia entry for Robert Weiner, Jr. — showing the same photo. And the photo doesn’t appear on that page, either. Who is that guy?