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Have you switched to Duckduckgo for search?

  • Posted by a hidden member.Log in to view his profile
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 8:10 AM GMT
    You'll probably hear more about this site in coming months/years:
    http://duckduckgo.com/

    In the last month, search queries at duckduckgo have exploded:
    http://duckduckgo.com/traffic.html

    A number of programmer types at another site I've followed have switched for a while now. As my sister notes (who is a computer engineer), it's far less cluttered than Google - just switching her defaults yesterday.
  • MuchMoreThanM... Posts: 21632
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
    It's a bit strange to me.

    Sometimes I will do Google searches to look for images. When I do this on Google.com I click on "images" in order to get a hundreds of thumbnails to view. Then I can click on them to view full size.

    Using duckduckgo.com is just adding another step to this process. If I use duckduckgo.com I then have to choose another option that takes me to either bing.com images or Google.com images.

    I'm not sure how well it is as a search engine. I'm trying it out and it doesn't seem that much better. It doesn't seem less cluttered, it simply appears to be segmented in a way that will take you to other sites like Google.com.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 10:48 AM GMT
    CuandoLloranLasPalomas saidIt's a bit strange to me.

    Sometimes I will do Google searches to look for images. When I do this on Google.com I click on "images" in order to get a hundreds of thumbnails to view. Then I can click on them to view full size.

    Using duckduckgo.com is just adding another step to this process. If I use duckduckgo.com I then have to choose another option that takes me to either bing.com images or Google.com images.

    I'm not sure how well it is as a search engine. I'm trying it out and it doesn't seem that much better. It doesn't seem less cluttered, it simply appears to be segmented in a way that will take you to other sites like Google.com.


    Hmmm - I started using it today - reluctantly because of inertia but I am finding it considerably less cluttered for search depending on what you search for. That said, I know one big reason a number of hackers seem to like it is because of its privacy policies - ie it doesn't track what you search.

    http://searchengineland.com/duckduckgo-challenges-google-privacy-with-donttrack-us-60099
  • MuchMoreThanM... Posts: 21632
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 12:42 PM GMT
    Hym...well not being tracked is a nice feature.
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I use Bing and Dogpile, I haven't used Google in years. I know, I know.....
  • Sungod17 Posts: 1447
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    I've been playing around with it the last week or so. It's definitely less clutter and ads than google. And I like not being tracked or bubbled.
  • somedaytoo Posts: 684
    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    no, I use Bing
    bing.com
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    QUOTE Mar 31, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    When it comes with email and maps and voice commands, etc, maybe...

    But not now.

    Plus, "DuckDuckGo"? Really?