Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey chooses DuckDuckGo over Google, Bing and Yahoo — Here’s why

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  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prefers to use DuckDuckGo over other search engines.
  • He tweeted that DuckDuckGo is now his default option for combing the web.
  • The lesser-known search engine is lauded for its privacy standards and not retaining any user data.
Google is the ‘industry standard’. Despite being the most popular search engine in world — on phones and computers — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey prefers to use the lesser-known DuckDuckGo tool to comb the web.

According to his tweet, DuckDuckGo is his default search engine. And the company responded in kind.



What does DuckDuckGo have that Google doesn’t?

The most common reason that users switch over from Google to DuckDuckGo is because the latter offers more privacy. “Our privacy policy is simple: we don’t collect or share any of your personal information,” states the company’s website.

DuckDuckGo doesn’t follow users around trying to deliver targetted ads. It doesn’t track user IP addresses. And, it doesn’t store any search history — which can actually also? be a hindrance if a user ever wants to backtrack their research.

Overall, DuckDuckGo claims that it will never be able to sell user data because it doesn’t collect any data, to begin with.

But that doesn’t mean DuckDuckGo is perfect. Despite its high standards from privacy, the search engine only garners 0.22% of the market.

DuckDuckGo’s user interface looks similar to Google’s⁠— with 10 search results to a page. In some ways, it’s a little better because at the end of a page more search results will roll out underneath — instead of opening up a new page.

Depending on the keywords, there may be one or two ads along the top and bottom of a page.

The search engine’s web crawler, DuckDuckBot, to find results along with 400 other sources, which includes other search engines — like Bing, Yahoo, and Yandex.

But, at the end of the day, it doesn’t have the same resources like Google’s huge search engine, which is only getting bigger every year. “The Google Search index contains hundreds of billions of webpages and is well over 100,000,000 gigabytes in size,” according to the tech giant, which makes it one of the biggest search engine indexes in the world.

And, Google's search engine is pretty smart as well.

Google has a collection of tools and databases to back it up in order to deliver the most relevant results. The company is constantly updating its algorithms and increasing the efficiency of its artificial technology (AI) applications.




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