What Do You Guys Think Of The Duck Duck Go Search Engine Where You Can Search Anonymously?

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What Do You Guys Think Of The Duck Duck Go Search Engine Where You Can Search Anonymously?

Some info about it ..



Cool little idea!

With everything going on with Julian Assange and Edward Snowden people are even more concerned with their privacy online.


I know it is catching on pretty well, but if it can ever compete with Google I doubt it.


But a good alternative none the less ( The search engine results look pretty good as well! )


I am actually getting relevant listings


Anyhow I have it installed and in use...
#anonymously #duck #engine #guys #search
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    I can do the same on Google in Incognito, without the mile long search results page.

    Funny thing about privacy, most people have been posting every little detail of their lives on social sites for years, myspace, twitter, facebook, etc... they only care about privacy when the media tells them what they post online isn't private. Who would have thought what's posted online isn't private? :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author littlepandaman
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I can do the same on Google in Incognito, without the mile long search results page.

      Funny thing about privacy, most people have been posting every little detail of their lives on social sites for years, myspace, twitter, facebook, etc... they only care about privacy when the media tells them what they post online isn't private. Who would have thought what's posted online isn't private? :rolleyes:
      And that's why I don't think DDG or these other SE will take off.

      Most people will grumble about privacy, but they're not going to change their habits... mostly because passive collection of private info from Google and others simply does not impact anyone's life in any negative, perceivable way. At all. In anything, it slightly improves the internet experience by bringing people stuff they're more likely to want to see.
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    • Profile picture of the author satrap
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Funny thing about privacy, most people have been posting every little detail of their lives on social sites for years, myspace, twitter, facebook, etc... they only care about privacy when the media tells them what they post online isn't private. Who would have thought what's posted online isn't private? :rolleyes:

      I was actually listening to NPR a few days ago where they were talking about DDG and other search engines vs Google and this privacy issue, saying the same thing you are saying Yukon.

      If I am not mistaken they had done a poll where the results basically had come down to people saying they want more privacy but when it comes to actually doing something about it they just don't care!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by satrap View Post

        I was actually listening to NPR a few days ago where they were talking about DDG and other search engines vs Google and this privacy issue, saying the same thing you are saying Yukon.

        If I am not mistaken they had done a poll where the results basically had come down to people saying they want more privacy but when it comes to actually doing something about it they just don't care!
        The masses don't care about privacy, If they did care, Facebook & Twitter would have went belly up years ago from lack of traffic, instead those two sites have some of the largest amounts of traffic on the net. It's amazing random people will share their personal life with a complete stranger so that stranger will be their friend on Farmville, or some other FB nonsense.

        The media is what gets people stirred up, but I guarantee the majority of those people will never delete their FB or Twitter accounts, they can't live without the constant communication. BTW, Facebook has a million times more personal data than Google does.
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        • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          The masses don't care about privacy, If they did care, Facebook & Twitter would have went belly up years ago from lack of traffic, instead those two sites have some of the largest amounts of traffic on the net. It's amazing random people will share their personal life with a complete stranger...
          I disagree. Sure, some people do this, but overall Facebook is great for privacy. Instead of having a personal, but public blog, one can sign up Facebook and only share information, stories, pictures, etc. with pre-selected family and friends.

          I think these smaller private search engines won't ever compete with google in a meaningful way ...
          Maybe. Remember how fast Google replaced Alta Vista as the search engine of choice? Facebook replaced MySpace? Once a public switch happens it can be quick.

          I have been using IXQuick.com and was so impressed it is now my default search engine. There are some searches where Google is definitely better, but for most searches I am finding the IXQuick meta search results to be superior. A service like that, with the right of amount of publicity and word of mouth recommendations could dethrone Google.

          I think Google knows that, and knows its search results are crap, which is why it is so desperate to create additional services that need to log in to use.

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          • Profile picture of the author yukon
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            Originally Posted by kindsvater View Post

            I disagree. Sure, some people do this, but overall Facebook is great for privacy. Instead of having a personal, but public blog, one can sign up Facebook and only share information, stories, pictures, etc. with pre-selected family and friends.



            Maybe. Remember how fast Google replaced Alta Vista as the search engine of choice? Facebook replaced MySpace? Once a public switch happens it can be quick.

            I have been using IXQuick.com and was so impressed it is now my default search engine. There are some searches where Google is definitely better, but for most searches I am finding the IXQuick meta search results to be superior. A service like that, with the right of amount of publicity and word of mouth recommendations could dethrone Google.

            I think Google knows that, and knows its search results are crap, which is why it is so desperate to create additional services that need to log in to use.

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            If the Gov gets the okie dokie from Facebook to get personal data (PRISM), then why would they care what the general public is seeing? That knocks out anyone who is uploading their entire life & trying to hide behind a login form. The rest of the open accounts are just easier to view.

            Solution - don't upload your life to the internet, we have enough cat photos already & we don't care about the diet aunt Clarabell has been successful with.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiftMyRank
    I think these smaller private search engines won't ever compete with google in a meaningful way however them getting more popular will help keep google honest and keep their "data gathering" in check, sure to use the internet you have to forgo some privacy, however we can't just let big business take whatever they need without saying boo, they need to know there's limits, otherwise how much further could it go?
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      If you seriously think you can really be anonymous....

      Like I tell people about things like proxies...how can YOU trust
      a proxy? What do they do with the info? What are they doing to
      you?

      Ditto with this duck duck goose nonsense.

      Spamming 7 links is not a "cool little idea."

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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Seriously? I just can't get past a bunch of people in a company sitting down around a conference table and saying

        "Okay what do you think of branding our search engine with the name Duckduckgo?"

        If you got nobody at that table that can come up with something memorable but better than that the company is hopeless. I don't care what people claim for how they are doing or will do. ten years from now people will NOT be saying

        "DuckDuckgo it"
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        • Profile picture of the author Marc_L
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Seriously? I just can't get past a bunch of people in a company sitting down around a conference table and saying

          "Okay what do you think of branding our search engine with the name Duckduckgo?"

          If you got nobody at that table that can come up with something memorable but better than that the company is hopeless. I don't care what people claim for how they are doing or will do. ten years from now people will NOT be saying

          "DuckDuckgo it"
          They could change the name to something a little more catchy. Or maybe they will say "Duck It"? Have you ever "Ducked Yourself"? haha
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          • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
            Originally Posted by Marc_L View Post

            They could change the name to something a little more catchy. Or maybe they will say "Duck It"? Have you every "Ducked Yourself"? haha
            Now that could be a great marketing campaign.

            Hey why don't you go Duck yourself.

            I cannot find XXX. Damnit. Duck it!
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    It might be cool idea, but have you tried their search engine?

    I just looked for some popular terms and seems like they are pretty messed up. Spammy, thin, affiliate sites are ranking nr1.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc_L
    Man, I really just ducked up. Have you ever ducked a duck?

    So, I was ducking this chick the other day....

    This could be endless.
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidAllDay
    Personally I think it's crap because they place their own affiliate links in their search results to fund their service. This isn't some type of conspiracy theory either they freely admit to doing this here:

    http://help.dukgo.com/customer/porta...and-affiliates

    At least Bing and Google let us advertise in the paid results (not just themselves).

    I can't even imagine how much of an uproar it would cause if Google started placing their own affiliate links in their serps. Yet somehow this is supposed to be a better alternative.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo
    Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic
    NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo | World news | The Guardian
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post

      NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo
      Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic
      Then people are dumb as dirt. If people believe that the NSA needs any site to spy on what you are typing on your keyboard they need to learn how the net works. Your query has to be sent to the site first. IF that is not encrypted it does not matter what search engine you use.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post

      NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo
      Gabriel Weinberg, founder of search engine with zero tracking, credits Prism revelations with prompting huge rise in traffic
      NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo | World news | The Guardian
      Really, the duck doesn't track anything?

      How do they know I'm running Google Chrome?




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      • Profile picture of the author PBScott
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        Really, the duck doesn't track anything?

        How do they know I'm running Google Chrome?




        They don't need to track to do that, they could be using an If Then type of javascript that checks your browser type and then gives you a message based on what you are using.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    Which one is more profitable ? Any other issues ?

    Earning money from affiliate programs or
    earning money from Adwords
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    >> Really, the duck doesn't track anything?
    How do they know I'm running Google Chrome?

    You queue and enter a park,
    the guard greets you,
    and the guard tracks you,
    so he know you are a boy or a girl.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post

      >> Really, the duck doesn't track anything?
      How do they know I'm running Google Chrome?

      You queue and enter a park,
      the guard greets you,
      and the guard tracks you,
      so he know you are a boy or a girl.
      There once was a man from Nantucket...
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
    Nice little idea, but it won't stick if you ask me (: people are just way too used to google
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Seriously, if you're paranoid about online security - don't go online.

    Nothing is anonymous. Even VPN providers store your information somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    >> If they did care, Facebook & Twitter would have went

    i know people who don't use FB at all.
    Or their FB accounts are full of faked information.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post

      >> If they did care, Facebook & Twitter would have went

      i know people who don't use FB at all.
      Or their FB accounts are full of faked information.
      Lol, that would be me.

      I do have an old FB account registered to a guy in a fake town in Oklahoma (US). I did that when FB first started getting popular just to see what all the fuss was about. Farmville was definitely worth the signup.
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  • Profile picture of the author neutralhatter
    Unfortunately this type of search engine will not get that far I believe. Allthough it has been around for some years, the market is already dominated by Google, Bing an Yahoo...
    Only when privacy issues get more attention they will get more visitors... IMHO
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  • Profile picture of the author Vrindavan
    IXQuick is great too
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  • Profile picture of the author PBScott
    When I can't find what I want on Google after a search or two, I change to DuckDuckGo, and get my answer. It is kind of like Google was five years ago or so, a few crappy websites and spam, but also the best possible, most relevant answer.

    As for anonymous search, I don't really believe in it. Sure maybe Duckduck is not collecting it, but maybe windows, apple and intel are collecting keystrokes and code as you look around, best to just not do anything you don't want people to see. Nothing worse than a false sense of security.
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  • Profile picture of the author TBGSEO
    I like it. Also like startpage.com excellent way to opt out of the surveillance to a degree.
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  • Profile picture of the author bsummers
    DDG is an escape from Google. Nowadays Google dominated the search engine. It is good to use DDG as another search tool.
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