What search engine do you use?

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What search engine do you use?

What search engine do you use?

  • Google

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • DuckDuckGo

    Votes: 6 50.0%
  • Bing

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Ask

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yandex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Startpage

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • ixquick

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Searx

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Qwant

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • other

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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I'm using mostly DuckDuckGo. So far I'm satisfied with it.

Thank you for participating in the poll.
 
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The duck. The way it sorts the returned results is not the best though IMHO.
 
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Yes, actually, just wanted to point this out. Sometimes I run to a situation where I use Google search... Especially for local searches.
 

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DDG on mobile definitely. I'll also use Google on desktop but never sign-in. I'd trust MS more than Google but never got on with Bing.

Alta Vista anyone?
 
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Just a warning. Whoever voted google will be shot and hung at the lounge tomorrow noon time.
 

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Whoever voted google will be shot and hung at the lounge tomorrow noon time
I'm sure I saw @wwwampy slinking off, yeah, I'm sure it was

<moves away whistling so as not to draw attention>
 
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Wwwwwaaaaaaaammmmmmpppyyyyyy
 
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Hm, it wasn't me! So... I'm calm 😌
 

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I remember first using Google after Alta Vista. It seemed so uncorporate and fresh! How times have changed.
 

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it depends:
if I need answer for - what my wife doesn't know - I will use my wife questionnaire
otherwise I asked Google
 
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I use StartPage because you can narrow down your search to day, week month and year. DDG does not offer the year option which I find just right for tech searches where a month is too narrow and no filter at all finds stuff from years ago. Also DDG does not seem to add a date to search results, StartPage does.
 
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I agree @scgf. The duck is a bit lacking in this regard. However, it's an option when setting the default search engine for Safari on iOS and Mac. To search on StartPage it's either the app or the site.

Not as convenient (for me). But yes, sometimes I’m forced to try a different engine to narrow and sort my search results in a better way!
 
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I Use the Startpage plugin on my Mac which makes it default to StartPage. On my iPhone if I set it to DDG and enter !s before I enter my search terms I get the results on Startpage.
 
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On my iPhone if I set it to DDG and enter !s before I enter my search terms I get the results on Startpage.
Wow. I didn’t know that. Thank you so much :)
You deserve a jar of cookies for this one :)
(Tip of the day)
 
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It's called bangs. You can do !w for Wikipedia, !a for Amazon and there are quite a few more. I shall enjoy the cookies, lol!
 
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@scgf thank you for all that. Never knew. Please post more often :)
 
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Okaaaay, I’ve used Google ever since Google was invented
What’s the reason for not using it (corporate Google?) and just what in the world is DDG???
 
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DDG stands for DuckDuckGo, a search engine that does not track its users.

Google tries with all its might to track everything you do via their google search engine, YouTube, google maps and their mail (gmail) and other services they own.
Of course all of that knowledge is used in targeted advertising for now (but who knows for what in the future). Google is first and foremost, an advertising company. The technology is a tool.

The same goes for Facebook via their services. They've acquired WhatsApp and Instagram too. All those conversations and photos are on their servers.

A huge repository of data that google and Facebook are mining to turn into information about us. We are the product.

One recent example of how this can be so powerful is what happened during the U.S. elections and the involvement of Cambridge Analytica.

That scares me, but not everyone is concerned. That's ok too. To each his own.
 
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Startpage HTTPS is actually pretty good! I'll give it a try. Looks promising.
 
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Hm, Startpage is way better than DDG as far as I can tell now. Really like the search results which are better than DDG offers. I'm still sticking to Startpage for now.
 

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