Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Feb 2014 16:43 UTC
Internet & Networking

When Gabriel Weinberg launched a search engine in 2008, plenty of people thought he was insane. How could DuckDuckGo, a tiny, Philadelphia-based startup, go up against Google? One way, he wagered, was by respecting user privacy. Six years later, we're living in the post-Snowden era, and the idea doesn't seem so crazy.

In fact, DuckDuckGo is exploding.

I wonder what the future holds for DuckDuckGo. Will there be a point where people leave Google Search completely, instead of just casting curious glances at DDG?

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Happy DDG user
by jessesmith on Thu 20th Feb 2014 20:41 UTC
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2010-03-11

I started using DDG shortly after they launched. My reason for using them had less to do with privacy and more to do with Google's horrible interface. The search-while-you-type thing really bothered me visually and was slow on some remote networks. DDG has a more static page (which I like) and it is easy to navigate results with the keyboard. The fact they offer better privacy is just a bonus. I have been using DDG exclusively for about three years now and have been very happy with their service.

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