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Opinion Drama Community Should you use DuckDuckGo search engine?????

what search engine do you use

  • google

    Votes: 13 27.1%
  • duckduckgo

    Votes: 23 47.9%
  • bing

    Votes: 9 18.8%
  • yandex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • something else

    Votes: 3 6.3%

  • Total voters
    48

Elektro_Demon

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So, do you guys use any other search engine besides google?
I never thought about ITT but I'm thinking of using DuckDuckGo.

DuckDuckGo (DDG) is a general search engine designed to protect user privacy, while avoiding the skewing of search results that can happen because of personalized search (sometimes referred to as a filter bubble).
What are you guys using?
 
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garballax

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a few months back I swapped to DuckDuckGo. I still use Google's search engine on rare occasions because (even though it pains me to admit it) sometimes the personalized results are helpful. Google's search engine is starting to get too visually busy for my liking so I'm glad I made the decision to switch when I did.

 
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Husky

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I use Bing, as I vastly prefer it in blind tests, but Yandex easily has the best reverse image search.
DuckDuckGo may be private, but its search engine's honestly utter shit.

Did you know Bing bribes you? You earn rewards by searching. Over the years I've gotten hundreds of dollars in Amazon gift cards from them. And it's the superior search engine.
 
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RedVIper

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If you want to use google you could always use startpage.com, it gives you google results but it's suposed to be anonymous. DuckDuckGo does the same thing if you search something and type !g afterwards.
 
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Afro Republican

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Lol, DDG is a spy device connected with Yahoo, which is owned by Verizon and also has other stuff in the background (some of which is visible just by viewing the source code if you understand it, at least when I checked over a year ago.)

They were a data collection interference company which was shuttered, the company stated working on another project att he time and than put out DDG long ago but it didn't take off, they waited, then somehow got funding to push it recently the last few years as a Google alternative and people think they are a new guy in the block when DDG has been around for years.

It's very clear that DDG is a trap but people will believe them because they think it's an independent outfit fighting against the man.
 

Elektro_Demon

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Lol, DDG is a spy device connected with Yahoo, which is owned by Verizon and also has other stuff in the background (some of which is visible just by viewing the source code if you understand it, at least when I checked over a year ago.)

They were a data collection interference company which was shuttered, the company stated working on another project att he time and than put out DDG long ago but it didn't take off, they waited, then somehow got funding to push it recently the last few years as a Google alternative and people think they are a new guy in the block when DDG has been around for years.

It's very clear that DDG is a trap but people will believe them because they think it's an independent outfit fighting against the man.
That's interesting. I didn't know that.
 

Lrnex

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I tried to break away from GMail, Maps and the actual search engine but the alternatives just don’t work as well.

Really get sick of seeing random ads for things I searched for show up when I’m browsing though. It’s just an in-your-face reminder that your data you willingly feed them is being used.
 
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thief183

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At the moment I'm using DDG on edge chromium browser.... it works well for now, if you want to detach from google the real problem is the maps, mostly cause google doesn't allow the use of bing maps on android phones.
 
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onehitflunder

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I tried to break away from GMail, Maps and the actual search engine but the alternatives just don’t work as well.

Really get sick of seeing random ads for things I searched for show up when I’m browsing though. It’s just an in-your-face reminder that your data you willingly feed them is being used.
Try Brave.
 

xrnzaaas

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DuckDuckGo is good enough for most searches, but unfortunately if I'm looking for something specific or local it can't complete with Google. I'm hoping it'll continue improving so one day I'll be able to start using it exclusively.
 

Snaggletooth

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I use all 3 depending on what I'm after at the time,

Google - best general results
Bing -best image ui
DDG - aparently more private?
 

Humdinger

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I recently saw a comparison between Google and Duck Duck Go search results for "feminist mistakes" or something similar, and the differences were stark. The left-leaning bias in the Google results was completely obvious. I switched to Duck Duck Go, although I've only been using it a few days. I can tell it's not as good a search engine as Google (no surprise there), so I'll probably switch back and forth.
 
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