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Old 7 Sep 2003, 02:35 AM   #1
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whats your favorite search engine?

msn?

google?

yahoo?

alta vista?

ask jeeves?

other

i like yahoo
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Old 7 Sep 2003, 02:38 AM   #2
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Recently discussed subject. See this thread.
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Old 7 Sep 2003, 06:02 PM   #3
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I would have to say google for specific info. About.com for general info and Yahoo cause my email's open in the browser anyway.

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Old 6 Jan 2021, 05:08 PM   #4
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Recently discussed subject. See this thread.
Well that thread is a different subject (This one asks what is your favourite not which is the best)

I use GOOGLE. Even though people say using google isnt good,I just clear cookies when Im done.....

Sometimes I search from the address bar and bing comes up..... I suppose I could change address bar search to use google but I havent bothered.....
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Old 6 Jan 2021, 09:40 PM   #5
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DuckDuckGo for the win! Recently I got more and more fed up with Google foisting shopping links on me no matter what I was searching for, which prompted me to try DuckDuckGo again. I then installed the DuckDuckGo extension to Chrome, which eliminates a lot of the tracking stuff. It is nice to roam around the web without having the same ad following me everywhere, though at Christmas time I kept seeing the ads for the stupid pajamas with the bottom flap--I can only assume that ad was being shown to just about everyone. I remember one time after searching for toilets on Google I kept seeing ads for toilets for weeks--nice to get away from that.
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Old 6 Jan 2021, 11:39 PM   #6
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DDG for me as well.

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Old 10 Jan 2021, 11:24 AM   #7
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I second (third?) that. DuckDuckGo.
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DuckDuckGo for the win!
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Old 10 Jan 2021, 07:18 PM   #8
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Testing Ecosia now on my Mac.
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Old 10 Jan 2021, 09:08 PM   #9
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Testing Ecosia now on my Mac.
I've used both Ecosia and Ekoru on occasion. DDG is my default search engine though.

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Old 10 Jan 2021, 09:21 PM   #10
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It is interesting to see the vastly different results you get using different search engines. It has made me think it would be interesting to have a web app that would include two or more search engines side-by-side. I suppose you could sort of do that with multiple windows or tabs, but it would be awkward. Just comparing the top 10 results can give a quick idea of what the search engines are trying to serve up to you, which is what they are doing rather than trying to provide the best results.
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Old 11 Jan 2021, 08:19 PM   #11
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Old 12 Jan 2021, 02:13 AM   #12
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10 Reasons to Use Ecosia Instead of Other Search Engines - https://www.makeuseof.com/reasons-to...earch-engines/

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Old 12 Jan 2021, 06:19 PM   #13
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Highly recommended for tree-huggers.
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