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.

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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.

DuckDuckGo search engine front page with search form.

Here is a quick summary of what I learned about DuckDuckGo.

  1. It is an open source search engine project launched in 2008.
  2. It respects privacy and does not collect data about you as you search and click.
  3. It features a minimalistic interface similar to Google, but the search results pageview is a bit more responsive and informative.
  4. 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.
  5. Search results include concentrated removal of spam and clutter, potentially returning cleaner and more relevant results.
  6. It was a one person project, originally run…

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