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?

Permalink for comment 583285
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Happy DDG user
by jessesmith on Thu 20th Feb 2014 20:41 UTC
Member since:

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.

Reply Score: 5