Cuil (pronounced “cool”) adds a new twist to web search, at least according to this:
Rather than trying to mimic Google’s method of ranking the quantity and quality of links to Web sites, Patterson says Cuil’s technology drills into the actual content of a page. And Cuil’s results will be presented in a more magazine-like format instead of just a vertical stack of Web links. Cuil’s results are displayed with more photos spread horizontally across the page and include sidebars that can be clicked on to learn more about topics related to the original search request.
Go to http://www.cuil.com and query “sensemaking.” The results are interesting, particularly the contents of the sidebar categories on the right.