Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DuckDuckGo search preferred ; recommended

I'm not one to promote products and services, but this is almost essential.

As a longtime proponent of Google search, about 3 years ago I first heard of duckduckgo and was immediately enchanted.

Within the first weeks, I decided to make DuckDuckGo.com my home-page and default search on all my browsers on all my computers and never looked back.

Unlike most other search engines, "DuckDuckGo does not collect or share personal information. That is [their] privacy policy in a nutshell."

DuckDuckGo's true power comes to play with a "!BANG"

DuckDuckGo has the unique ability to provide search engine specific results.  In other words, if you want google-only results, fine, just add "!g" in your search:
Want google-images? Fine, add "!gi" in your search:
Want yahoo-only results? Fine, add "!y":
Want to find alternate software for some application, say Adobe reader? Fine try "!altto":
Want to see what info TVGuide has about The Walking Dead? Fine try "!tvguide":
Want to find IMDB info for a favorite movie like The Midnight Meat Train? Fine try "!imdb":

Here is the complete list of magic "!bangs" including some very technical ones: https://duckduckgo.com/bang.html

Are you an expert in your field and want to create your own instant answer or !bang for the world to use?  Go to http://duckduckhack.com

I truly recommend DuckDuckGo.com to be your all-inclusive search engine!

TechGlipse.com offers a "cheat sheet" for duckduckgo instant answers:

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