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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by TheVendo on Tue 21st Jun 2011 09:55 UTC
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Until DuckDuckGo is available in my language, I have no interest in switching.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

Until DuckDuckGo is available in my language, I have no interest in switching.

Yeah that's certainly a concern. Do they have a translation team somewhere?

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drcouzelis Member since:

Do they have a translation team somewhere?

As far as I know, there is no "they". It appears to be pretty much one man's website in Pennsylvania. See "Who runs DuckDuckGo?".

Even if there are more people in the company behind DuckDuckGo, it appears to be a very small company.

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wojtek Member since:

That's interesting. For me it's a plus that I'm not forced to use localized version (like those dumb redirects from to regional versions)...

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M.Onty Member since:

They're very open to suggestion of these things. Partly out of cheek I even proposed an automatic American English to International/British English (reinserting the u's, ize to ise, tyre not tire, encyclopaedia not encyclopedia &c.) translator, and they were very keen to try it. Also, when we say 'they' you contact them and - currently - get personal replies from the boss. Its nice and personal.

Edited 2011-06-23 23:47 UTC

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