One of the Sunday papers I read is The Washington Post. Almost every week they highlight new tech tools, tips, and discoveries shared in their business section, so I encourage everyone to take a look for themselves and add it to your feed for resources.
This week they featured an up and coming search engine called DuckDuckGo which is an alternative to Google or Bing. Immediately, I can think of at least 3 good reasons to try DuckDuckGo and put it in your tech tool kit.
1. It’s good to have alternative browsers to use. Just like when I try various browsers while I’m working out webpage problems, you can try searches in the different engines to see if you get different, and possibly better, results. As you’ve probably seen, Google wants to drive you to paid advertisers, not necessarily the best answers to a search query.
2. The growing concerns regarding online privacy lead me search engines like DuckDuckGo that don’t track users. As I work with more European partners I’ve discovered more global wariness of Google and their policies.
3. I think it’s good to support a small(er) business that may be more responsive to user needs and give entrepreneurs a chance to succeed.