Google has removed Kodi from the autocomplete in their search functionality. As the Verge says:
"While Kodi is legal software..., it supports a myriad of third-party add-ons that provide access to pirated media."
You know, just like Windows, macOS, Linux, and damn near every web browser in existence today.
If we were to push for a campaign of switching to Duck Duck Go, could we have a hashtag like #DuckingOutOfGoogle?
@cyberpunklibrarian I''ve been using ddg.gg for over a year and a half now. Its quite amazing and in some cases better than google even
@finux You know what i want? And it may exist because I literally just thought of this and I haven't actually looked for it...
Remember meta search engines? I want that again. I want a single point that anonymously searches, like, five to ten different search engines. Then it aggregates the results and and gives them to me.
I see that MetaCrawler still exists... but I have no idea how good it is.
@cyberpunklibrarian I switched to DDG and I really feel when I'm reliant on Google's deep brain to understand what I mean, since DDG is more like straight search. I think we need a lot more awareness around how easy it is to use !g to run an encrypted google search through DDG, that is crucial to my transition as I still end up using google a lot.
@ashley @cyberpunklibrarian that’s interesting, since my experience with DDG is a lot different. I’ve used it for a couple of years now and never noticed any drop in search quality. Maybe it’s just that my search habits are different/simpler.
The only time I go back to Google now is to filter results by the past year or so, mainly when looking up software reviews. DDG’s time filter isn’t very useful, and it tends to pull very outdated articles.
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