Ask-ing Cuil questions of Google

How do we evaluate a search engine? Chris Wilson attempts to answer this question (with help from the crowd) in his article on Slate “How To Talk to a Search Engine: Three queries to help decide if Google or Cuil or Ask is right for you?”

The three search items he suggested are, George W. Bush (with the W and the period), viagra and your own name. Read the reasons he points out…

Incidentally, I had evaluated Cuil (the day it was released) and was less than impressed, something that Wilson’s respondents also point out (read about that here). Also, Mike DeSchryver has been conducting some research on how search engines can potentially help teachers become more creative (find out more here and here).

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