Which search engine do you normally use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Feb 19, 2012.

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Which search engine do you use most often?

  1. Ask

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Baidu

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Bing

    9 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Blekko

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  5. Clusty / Yippy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Dogpile

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  7. DuckDuckGo

    22 vote(s)
    14.0%
  8. Google

    101 vote(s)
    64.3%
  9. Ixquick

    16 vote(s)
    10.2%
  10. MetaCrawler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. WebCrawler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Yahoo

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  13. Other

    5 vote(s)
    3.2%
  14. none - don't use search engines

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    if you prefer privacy, then why not use ixquick?.....it is after all the best search engine for privacy.......
  2. FadeAway
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  3. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    you don't have to; you can generate a URL with all the settings that you can save as a bookmarks or you as your HomePage or whatever.

    no cookies needed! :)
  4. FadeAway
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    FadeAway Registered Member

    :D
    Thanks! I hadn't paid attention to that option.:D
  5. ams963
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  6. Sevens
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  7. general_zerohour
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    I use Google simply because it's there in my Broadband Providers Homepage.
  8. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

  9. Escalader
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  10. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    you're welcome! :)

    i still use Google but only for the News and the Maps.

    everything else can be handled pretty well i think by either Ixquick, DuckDuckGo or Startpage.
  11. mack_guy911
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    i use google and yahoo as search engine also few times i tried DuckDuckGo as well :)
  12. WingedTaz
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    I checked Google in the poll only because that is what I've been using for years, mostly out of laziness but also because of it's features and options. I'm signed up on Google, but have my settings set for the most privacy possible - that is, if Google actually adheres to the settings.

    However, like so many other Internet users who take the time to get at least a little educated about Privacy on the Internet, I am becoming more and more skeptical of the claims of the mega-sites like Google and Facebook that they only have their users in mind when data-mining our information.

    I don't believe there is an immediate eminent danger from what sites like Facebook and Google are doing, but what about a year from now? Or 5 years? The information and profiling data they are collecting will exist virtually forever and can be used in so many bad ways it boggles the mind. What they are doing is utterly unethical and should be illegal.

    I've given DDG a cursory try and my initial reaction was I didn't like it. However after reading this topic, I'm going to give both DDG and StartPage a harder look.
  13. WingedTaz
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    One quick additional comment - The apathy and indifference of a vast majority of Internet users is how these mega-sites get away with what they do. I try, when the opportunity comes up, to talk to people about the security/privacy issues of the Internet, but too often my advice falls on deaf ears.
  14. tlu
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  15. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    What's the difference between startpage and ixquick? They seem to be same. Is startpage more secured?
  16. tobie1
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    tobie1 Registered Member

    wtf why do so many of you on this forum use the tracking search engines?

    Haven't you guys ever heard of startpage?
  17. moontan
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    moontan Registered Member

    the interface is different.
    they are secured equally, they're from the same company.

    Startpage uses Google search engine, and Ixquick from different ones.

    take the time to try each one to see which one you like the best.
    also, check their web sites for all the details.
    it's all there.
  18. ams963
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    No. But I've heard of ixquick and use it often. ;)
  19. ams963
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    ams963 Registered Member

    Thank you very much. I'll check startpage out. I use ixquick often.
  20. jitte
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    jitte Registered Member

    I've always used Google almost exclusively but have been trying out DuckDuckGo and a couple others lately.

    I use Dictionary.com as the default search engine in my browser.