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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I use DDG exclusivly on all my devices..
by grable on Thu 20th Feb 2014 21:05 UTC
grable
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2006-11-24

I did the switch after google combined all their services into 1 login cookie.
Which really pissed me off, leaving traces of my random youtube watching and searches just because i was connected to gmail at the same time.

DDG isnt perfect. i sometimes have to use !G but that is becoming less and less now days, or if what im searching for is really old and obscure.

What they should add though is an image search, cuz nothing beats google on that one.

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