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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A better name - GrabIt
by obsidian on Tue 21st Jun 2011 22:09 UTC in reply to "The name"
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One thing that might keep DuckDuckGo from becoming a household name like Google is it's name, since it's hard to be used like a verb. For example, when you want to tell somebody to search for something, you say 'Just Google it'. Can you imagine telling somebody to 'Just DuckDuckGo it' ;) haha

True. I would have named the thing GrabIt.
"Just GrabIt." Short and sweet.

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