Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year
    October 11, 2018
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/11/p...ckgo-hits-30m-daily-searches-up-50-in-a-year/
     
  2. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Native searches seem more accurate, in recent months :)
     
  3. EASTER

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    When this first came out, and for a long time after, I laughed at it as just another Google Search wannabee. However they been hanging tough and a number of users rely on them all the more.
     
  4. Yuki2718

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    I'll see if it has finally become usable but don't hold my breath. I've been tested many so called private search engines, but non of them could be replacement for Google. Disconnect search was close, but they removed Google so I now use StartPage as well as Google & Bing for general search. IDK why SP results are still poorer than Google even after I set geolocation. I know Google "optimize" search results based on IP, recent search terms, UA, etc. But after adjusting them still real Google produce better results. I also know local Google engine is different from Google.com, maybe it's the cause?
    Filter bubble is serious matter for me, as it puts bias on what I get (yes, there's bias even w/out bubble but comparing personalized results w/ non-personalized made me sure the latter is better). Year by year Google search is becoming worse, but still no full replacement.

    Also search engines should seriously consider taking the contents' reliability into account for ranking, somewhat like Wikipedia. Their Markov-chain based ranking only takes how many user spent how much time on the link i.e. popularity. Popular sites do not necessarily give valid info. E.g. searching for "Sucralose" gave me many blogs and articles, both of opinions claiming harmful or harmless. Non of them includes reliable source. 3 min search for Google scholar returned some papers and 15 min reading gave me thorough understanding of the matter - much better than 30+ min Google search & reading.
     
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