Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jun 2011 09:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Remember when Altavista was the search engine? Or Yahoo? They stuffed their search pages with useless, distracting crap, and using them became unpleasant. And then, bam, along came Google, with a simple, clear search page and uncluttered search results. However, now that Google has become this massive behemoth, tracking our every move, and tailoring our search results, leading to only being fed those pages you agree with - isn't it time for something new? Something simple? It might be, and you've undoubtedly heard of them: DuckDuckGo. I'm switching. Update: Just got an email from Gabriel Weinberg, the guy behind DuckDuckGo. The OSNews !bang (!osnews) is now live!
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by fengshaun on Tue 21st Jun 2011 16:15 UTC
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I've been using DuckDuckGo for a long time now. Frankly, now I can't even think about using Google as a search engine not only because of the privacy concerns, but also because of the !bang syntax! It's so awesome that it's just beyond words. I use DDG as the "default" search engine in Uzbl. (Of course, in Uzbl there is no such thing as "default").

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