I was listening to NPR earlier this week and they had a story about a new search engine called Cuil (pronounced like the English word “cool”). Very trendy splash page: black background, grey and blue letters, a blue search button, and that’s about it.
In today’s “track everything” world, this is a change!
Having found this gem, I wanted to try it out. You know, search for something. Lacking anything useful to search for, I put in “c.a.williams” and pushed the return key. We are acustomed to searching for everything on the Internet but unless you have a narcissistic streak, how often do you search for youself? I know I haven’t in ages. Guess I figure I’m not that important.
So imagine my surprise to find my photos at other people’s web sites. Places like GardenVisit.com and ZingFast.com. And I found them because they did what my license told them to, namely provide attribution and a link.
How cool is that!