Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 19:01 UTC
Internet & Networking "I think most search results would benefit by some form of instant answer. DuckDuckGo has a lot of goodies, but I think we're only scratching the surface on what can be done there. That's why today we're announcing DuckDuckHack: an open source platform to create instant answer plugins for DuckDuckGo. Think of them like add-ons for Firefox." Pretty cool idea.
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by WorknMan on Tue 1st May 2012 19:58 UTC
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Does anybody use DDG as a Google/Bing alternative? Does it work well?

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by andih on Tue 1st May 2012 20:05 in reply to "DDG"
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I do.
Its great.

Still use google some times, but after I set DDG as default engine in iceweacel, I use it less and less.

I got google mail and I think google knows enough about me.. Im not going to give them my search history too.

waiting patiently for the DDG Netbook or distro :p

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by Wondercool on Tue 1st May 2012 20:32 in reply to "DDG"
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Have been using it for 18+ months now. It's pretty good especially the ! shortcuts.

Results are not as good as Google but good enough. My main reason is to get rid of Google, I don't trust them that much, especially after Schmidt's comments, the recent change in terms of use change and the whole mindset of Google as displayed in cases like wifi scanning to Oracle's lawsuit. (well I did not trust them 2 years ago even befor all the shenanigans)

Love the https and do not leak feature, don't like the missing results on blogs and important websites ( dont understand why they miss them ) but as said: they have my vote!

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by ARUmar on Tue 1st May 2012 21:02 in reply to "DDG"
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pretty much the default past year or so .Results are pretty good and more importantly relvant searches get top billing.The goog suffers too much from SEO flack

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by Neolander on Wed 2nd May 2012 07:02 in reply to "DDG"
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I do. It works pretty well, much better than Bing in my experience, except that it focuses a bit too much on text search (no media search, no advanced search), and that for some relatively obscure topics I have to fallback to Google.

The UI is also very clean and refreshing, kind of like older version of Google.

Edited 2012-05-02 07:09 UTC

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