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Duck Duck Go Search Engine

Today I stumbled across a new search engine called DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo was founded by Gabriel Weinberg in 2008. Not sure why but I’ve never heard of it before today. It has the same uncluttered look as Google Search. When using the search box the search results are what you see foremost instead of ads.  There appears to be one small ad on the right side of the page that is related to what you are searching for.

DuckDuckGo also has something called Instant Answers that gives you an answer to a frequently asked question before the search results. As an example they have the query being “age of david beckham”. When you search for this a source is listed as well as his age and then the search results are displayed. That’s cool when you need a simple answer fast.

What makes this search engine different from Google and many other search engines?  DuckDuckGo keeps your internet browsing private so that sites you are visiting do not know what keywords you typed in to get there or your user agent or IP address. Their privacy page talks about not collecting any personal information so that the information can not be shared with law enforcement or be hacked and released to the public. So I guess if you want real privacy when browsing the web, this is the browser for you.

Another aspect of the engine that I like is the Goodies page. It has lots of tech tools like calculations, conversions, dates , facts, geography and more.  DuckDuckGo has received positive press from sites like: Time, Lifehacker, New York Times, Fast Company, USA Today and CNN. DuckDuckGO is definitely worth bookmarking. You can access it at the following url DuckDuckGo.com.



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June 30th, 2011 at 10:39 am

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