Away with Google (and Bing)

Discussion in 'Science, Tech, & Space Exploration' started by wwkirk, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    I have officially abandoned Google in favor of DuckDuckGo. I'm also rejecting Bing.
    There's something wrong with both Google and Bing. It has become increasingly difficult with both of them, especially Google, to obtain useful results. Somehow or other they have tweaked their search algorithms in such a way, that the most useful and natural results don't come up right away, if at all.

    Many times in searching with Google, I would try in vain to reach basic search targets. This is definitely true for politically tinged searches. But it's also true for seemingly neutral searches. For example, I Googled "Healthfirst Medicare Advantage" and literally got no useful results. Either it gave me a dead link or a variety of other companies. Bing was hardly any better. But with DuckDuckGo I got many spot on results.

    It appears that Google, and I'm afraid Bing as well, have become corrupt. They seem to be operating on behalf of special interests, both political and financial.

    Trump is right: More than Facebook & Twitter, Google threatens democracy, online freedom

    Here's The Evidence That Google's Search Results Are Horribly Biased

    Of Course Google Is Biased | Tech Buzz | TechNewsWorld
    (This link discusses financial bias.)
     
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  2. michael59

    michael59 Celestial

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    Oh yes, they are definitely in it for the money. So is Chrome browser (owned by google) and Youtube.
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet Truthiness

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    Well, I'm not sure how other people do it, I use Dogpile Dogpile.com There may be better multi-search engines out there. But, Truth be told unless you are searching fifteen different engines at once, you are slowing your study and research time drastically and limiting your reach. My suggestion, use Dogpile, or another multi-search engine. That uses Google, Bing, Duckduckgo, Torch, YAhoo, And several others. To be frank, Using only one search engine limits a person in so many ways, Not only will it take longer to find what you are looking for but you subject yourself to one corporation's censorship policies. By far the most honest uncensored search engine that exists is Torch, Btw https://xmh57jrzrnw6insl.onion.to/ But you need a special Proxy browser to access it, Called Tor browser, The Tor Project | Privacy & Freedom Online There used to be a time to be afraid of the Deep web, However, Times are different now, The Deep web is the peoples Non government regulated internet, the internet you remember from twenty years ago. Id' recommend it to anyone. Cause if you are using only Google, it's been a long time since you have seen the real internet brother.
     
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  4. wwkirk

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    I must confess that I've gone back to Google. But regularly utilize other search engines as supplemental.
    I'll give Dogpile a try.
     
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