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Offline Watasha

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Search engine?
« on: February 04, 2011, 10:24:41 PM »
How much thought do you put into your search engine? I think the privacy/tracking issues do put it into the security category. Anyway, after years of using Google by default I recently started experimenting with assorted alternate search engine choices. I think I've decided to use DuckDuckGo for awhile & see how it goes. It's a much more private option to Google. I like it so far although Google does still have it's place.
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:56:12 PM »
I occasionally use bing as a search engine. I have used other alternatives such as yahoo search engine.
The main problem is this: I made a decision of not to use google for a week and experience a weekend without google. But typing google had become a reflex action for my body. I couldnt control it. Each time my fingers became automated and alas!The last thing i knew google homepage displayed before me.
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 10:57:01 PM »
I use Scroogle Scraper.

Google results without all the Google tracking. :)

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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 11:43:25 PM »
I like Bing, so I've used it for a while now and don't really miss Google much :)
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2011, 11:46:41 PM »
I never actually visit a search engine to initiate a search, I always use the search engine plug-ins from  Mycroft Project: Search Engine Plugins - Firefox & IE8 from the URL bar (actually I use the Omnibar extension, which combines the search and url bars) This way I can quickly select the engine I need for a specific task.

I do use the google plug-in from time to time, but I have a number of greasemonkey scripts installed, which remove the tracking capabilities (amongst other things). I also don't allow any search engine to set cookies. From time to time, I also spoof the headers. If you use firefox you can also try OptimizeGoogle

For the most part I use the Scroogle Scraper plug-in, followed by Ixquick Search Engine both of which run over SSL.
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2011, 02:09:51 AM »
I never heard about DuckDuckGo yet. I tried it now and i it seems good but i only want to know where it fetches results from? From Google, Yahoo or Bing?
Also about scroogle.org, I didn't see any search box for searching in this website. How do you use it?

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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2011, 04:53:58 AM »
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2011, 08:19:40 PM »
I never heard about DuckDuckGo yet. I tried it now and i it seems good but i only want to know where it fetches results from? From Google, Yahoo or Bing?
Also about scroogle.org, I didn't see any search box for searching in this website. How do you use it?

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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 09:59:29 PM »
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Re: Search engine?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 02:29:56 AM »
Using Startingpage here (https://startingpage.com)

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