There are some points at which my day job and my real self and even the blog me converge.
I'm a web monkey much of the time, so when a new search engine comes on the scene, it's important for me to get familiar with it.
That of course means I need to do a search with myself as the subject. It's not vanity, it's...
Anyway there's a new search engine and Google challenger called Cuil and pronounced "cool." I'm not sure a verb form exists yet. Cuiling? I don't know if we'll get that far.
It's basically supposed to offer a little more description of sites and better privacy than Google, I believe.
I don't show up so well. I'm always competing for placement with the myriad of other Sidneys out there including former Ambassador Sidney Williams and the late mystery writer Sidney Williams, author of such works as The Body in the Blue Room.
In the first screen of results none of us fare very well. Ambassador Sidney Williams appears in a press release from the Clinton administration era. The other writer Sidney doesn't show up, and I'm represented by my old Opera blog and a used copy of Azarius from a UK bookseller. Neither is too bad. British Isle shoppers have the opportunity to enjoy my backlist, after all.
The Opera has a cross link here and a link to my home page.
I think that'll do for now. If Cuil looks like it's catching on I'll figure out optimization.
For the moment I'm off to search Charles and Wayne, just to see if they're cuiler than I am.