September 19, 2012 Leave a comment
This is very interesting. I haven’t tried it yet but. soon will. If you’re at all worried about Google’s [lack of] privacy, and you should be, you should too.
Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
Recently, DuckDuckGo has been turning up in my referrers list. Curious about the name, and thinking it was a spam site, DuckDuckGo needed investigation.
Seems I’ve been missing out on what could be the major competition to Google as a search engine.
Here is a quick summary of what I learned about DuckDuckGo.
- It is an open source search engine project launched in 2008.
- It respects privacy and does not collect data about you as you search and click.
- It features a minimalistic interface similar to Google, but the search results pageview is a bit more responsive and informative.
- DuckDuckGo uses its own web crawler to index the web, and compiles the results with “structured content like Wikipedia” and Wolfram|Alfa, improving the relevancy of the results.
- Search results include concentrated removal of spam and clutter, potentially returning cleaner and more relevant results.
- It was a one person project, originally run…
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