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  1. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    Anybody uses duckduck go? Some interesting features:

    - DuckDuckGo's results are a compilation of many sources, including Yahoo! Search BOSS, Wikipedia, Wolfram Alpha and its own Web crawler, the DuckDuckBot

    - DuckDuckGo positions itself as a search engine that puts privacy first and as such it does not store IP addresses, does not log user information and uses cookies only when needed. Weinberg states "By default, DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is our privacy policy in a nutshell."

    -Weinberg has refined the quality of his search engine results by deleting search results for companies he believes are content mills, like Demand Media's eHow, which publishes 4000 articles per day produced by paid freelance writers, which Weinberg says is, "...low-quality content designed specifically to rank highly in Google's search index." DuckDuckGo also filters pages with substantial advertising.

    (Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DuckDuckGo)

    Ghacks review: http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/02/why-i-switched-to-the-duck-duck-go-search-engine/
     
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  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    It's my default engine.
     
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    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    really? I just set it up as my secondary search engine in FF.

    do you feel it's adequate?
     
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    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    I like the 'box' results at the top. The results usually provide what I need.
     
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    I don't know, I love the cleaner results and interface, but it seems like I get less relevant results with it and a lot of blog-like results back. It just doesn't seem as thorough to me :doubt:
     
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    Yes when looking for specific information it's is not as good as google. However when looking for general information it will provide more relevant results.
     
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    You can set it up as the default engine in Firefox. It's an about:config job though (unlike SeaMonkey). I always have it set as my default when I use Firefox. Opera has a really cool extension for DDG as well.

    In Fx you need the plug-in, then type browser.search.defaultenginename into the config filter & type DuckDuckGo into the box. I use the SSL version of DDG.
     
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    It's '!bang' syntax options can sometimes be useful.
    Just type !g before the search query for 'Google' searches or similar !gi for 'Google Image' search results.
    Another reason why DDG is default on all my different OS's/boxes, those nice little features.
     
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