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Galaxy Nexus and DuckDuckGo..

10th June 2014, 02:55 AM |#1  
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Having heard the latest news that Apple was going to be pushing DuckDuckGo instead of Google as their search of choice, I decided to give the site a go, see how good it was. My latest general search inquiries have been about Cyanogenmod on my Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro) and it didn't take me very long to come to my conclusion upon using the site.....



Apparently it completely skips Cyanogenmod, and focuses on Toro...I have a feeling I wouldn't get much help going this route. Google has XDA first up.

Thought this was funny, thought I'd share.
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10th June 2014, 03:00 AM |#2  
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Its all privacy at the end man I can see why apple would go that route, they gotta keep track somehow

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10th June 2014, 03:11 AM |#3  
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Its all privacy at the end man I can see why apple would go that route, they gotta keep track somehow

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And I get that. But I personally am willing to give up some of my info to get more pertinent results that save me time / money. It's the trade off, privacy for efficiency.

Just to test, even if I pop into Google in a virtual machine, no history, not logged in and type "cyanogenmod tor" the next word suggestions are toroplus, toro m5, and toro gapps. 1st link is the download, 5th link down is XDA. So it's duckduck isn't even close on the very first search I throw at it. Granted, it is a technical search for people not inclined to use Apple in the first place. im rambling. hope you get where im going.
10th June 2014, 08:46 AM |#4  
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Well it depends on what you search my friend but look at the bright side maybe now that apple will support it it will eventually expand

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10th June 2014, 08:27 PM |#5  
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Well it depends on what you search my friend but look at the bright side maybe now that apple will support it it will eventually expand

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Competition is always healthy! Cheers.
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14th June 2014, 08:22 AM |#6  
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Competition is always healthy! Cheers.

you're right
14th June 2014, 06:08 PM |#7  
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Competition is always healthy! Cheers.

that's what I was thinking
I believe duck duck go is the default search on Linux mint firefox also though already for a while now, or at least USEDto be, I haven't tried new releases yet of mint. granted it isn't as popular as Apple products, but with more and.more using it, maybe they will be able to improve their search algorithms. it's hard to compete with Google search. hell even Bing seems to face adversity in becoming VERY widely used(I'm talking to the point that people use the name as a VERB... i.e "just Google it" lol) and Microsoft throws Bing in your face everywhere you turn, with a rewards program where you get points for free gift cards and such JUST for USING bing search for ANYTHING
so we can see that it's tough to build a good algorithm for searches when you aren't being used nearly as much as all the competition that have been around for a while already(namely Google, yahoo, Bing, come to mind along with others)

would be nice to see a privacy focused search company able to become easier to use and a viable alternative....aaannnd I'm ramblings again lol
15th June 2014, 03:46 AM |#8  
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Whatever. Either way Google's monopolized the search engine industry for a while
16th June 2014, 11:42 PM |#9  
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that's what I was thinking
I believe duck duck go is the default search on Linux mint firefox also though already for a while now, or at least USEDto be, I haven't tried new releases yet of mint. granted it isn't as popular as Apple products, but with more and.more using it, maybe they will be able to improve their search algorithms. it's hard to compete with Google search. hell even Bing seems to face adversity in becoming VERY widely used(I'm talking to the point that people use the name as a VERB... i.e "just Google it" lol) and Microsoft throws Bing in your face everywhere you turn, with a rewards program where you get points for free gift cards and such JUST for USING bing search for ANYTHING
so we can see that it's tough to build a good algorithm for searches when you aren't being used nearly as much as all the competition that have been around for a while already(namely Google, yahoo, Bing, come to mind along with others)

would be nice to see a privacy focused search company able to become easier to use and a viable alternative....aaannnd I'm ramblings again lol

Good point about Bing, never heard anyone say 'i yahoo'd it' or 'i askjeeved it'

Since afaik duckduckgo just pulls anonymous search results from various different search engines, google included, it's going to be up to the bing and yahoo that still do crawling to improve their results in order for duckduckgo to improve.

Cheers.
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Anyone else think that the only reason why Apple is pushing DuckDuckGo is because Google is a direct competitor in the Mobile market?
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