Is it just me or do I have an impression that I get many more hits on #duckduckgo related to #microsoft products loosely matching my keywords. Is it because their use of #Bing as one of the sources?
@saper Depends to which other search-engine you're comparing. If it's the ubiquitous, warfare-software-producing one, it could very well be they're suppressing rival companies in the results. DuckDuckGo provides fairly well privacy, I use searx.me though, for the reasons described in:https://hackernoon.com/alternative-private-search-engines-to-duckduckgo-bae758205c0
@ida Good pointer, thanks!
The reason I stopped using the market leader long time ago is that their pitiful attempts at personalisation made me nuts. I was getting wrong results in wrong language in a wrong country.
So, now I should head on straight to #Medium, right? :)
@saper If you want to know more about other alternative engines, yes. Otherwise searx.me is a good choice for crawling loads of different sources and being #opensource; I'm pretty happy with it :-)
@ida I would be tempted to install it on my own as I did it before with #YaCy. I hope their bang feature is good since I use it very often!
One other reason #DuckDuckGo fails is their half-backed "safe search" feature.
@saper Right, that's why I switched away from DuckDuckGo. For the bang feature the article says #Qwant's providing it, too.
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