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 583309
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Er...
by Straylight on Fri 21st Feb 2014 02:53 UTC in reply to "Er..."
Member since:

I've also been trying to cut the google cord, but I mist ask how you avoided google mail. I tried several (including lavabit before that got shut down) but couldn't find any that could replace the convenience of gmail. Considering setting up my own server now just to get around the problem...

Reply Parent Score: 3