If you say, “Google that!” you probably use Google as the main way to search the internet. That’s what millions of people around the world do! But did you know that before Google, there was Yahoo! Search, Ask Jeeves, MSN Search, and AOL? Yep, even though there seems to be just one today, twenty years ago, there were many search engines for users to search on!
But will Google continue to be the only one? Well, that depends on how much people use DuckDuckGo. Even though it’s been in use for twelve years, not many people know of the search engine. What’s special about DuckDuckGo? For one, the creators promise not to use personal information from users. So, for people who think Google knows too much about them, based on what they search and click, DuckDuckGo seems like a great alternative. Last month, DuckDuckGo claimed that more than one hundred million daily searches were being conducted on its site.
Would you try a new search engine? Why or why not?