Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey chooses DuckDuckGo over Google, Bing and Yahoo — Here’s why
Twitter CEO Jack Dorseyprefers to use DuckDuckGoover 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.
According to his tweet, DuckDuckGo is his default search engine. And the company responded in kind.
I love @DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a while now. The app is even better!— jack (@jack) 1574885585000
@jack That's great to hear @jack! Happy to have you on the Duck side .— DuckDuckGo (@DuckDuckGo) 1574891819000
What does DuckDuckGo have that Google doesn’t?
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.
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.
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.
@jack @DuckDuckGo I use it, but it is nowhere near as useful as Google. You forget how many little features Google… https://t.co/WXlUsCjngd— Garett Sloane (@GarettSloane) 1574885818000
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