Friday, March 02, 2012
duck duck go
Google has been in the news lately because of the way they handle their user's personal information. It has recently become common knowledge that Google harvests user information to better sell ad space. So basically they make money on your personal information. On the plus side that pays for the free service they provide. On the down side its an invasion of privacy.
Google also tailors their search responses based on the users search history. That means that two separate users may get completely different search results when searching for the same thing. Sometime this makes sense. Potentially it allows Google to make a better judgement about what you may be looking for. But sometimes it hides what you want from your search.
For all these reasons and more, I've been looking for an alternative to the Google search engine. I recently discovered
Duck duck go. Its a nice alternative to the Google search engine. Has a great interface and gives useful search responses. It also has a no harvest policy. They don't sell personal information, and they don't filter search responses based on your search history.
I recommend that you give it a try.