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Aug. 17, 2011 1:11 pm

DuckDuckGo named to TIME’s 50 best websites of 2011

Thanks to an agressive privacy policy and a simple homepage, TIME is digging Gabe Weinberg’s DuckDuckGo search engine as the anti-Google. From TIME: It doesn’t involve e-mail, maps, real-time results or social networking. It’s just a simple, straightforward search engine that’s reminiscent of early Google, with a no-nonsense privacy policy (it will not store any […]

Thanks to an agressive privacy policy and a simple homepage, TIME is digging Gabe Weinberg’s DuckDuckGo search engine as the anti-Google. From TIME:

It doesn’t involve e-mail, maps, real-time results or social networking. It’s just a simple, straightforward search engine that’s reminiscent of early Google, with a no-nonsense privacy policy (it will not store any information that could tie you to your searches). Best of all, the results are dependably relevant and devoid of spam.

Based in Valley Forge, Weinberg is also behind the Open Angel Forum and keeps an active blog about his startup efforts including a post on how he was selected for the list:

People and relationships matter. You have get the right people to know about you. Twitter is great, but there are lots of other ways do to that as well.

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Sean Blanda is an adviser to Technical.ly, the local technology news network, having cofounded its flagship Technically Philly in February 2009. He is a media consultant, engagement editor for Behance and lives in Brooklyn, NYC.

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Comments

  1. Daniel Koch / August 19, 2011

    There’s been a lot of good buzz here, and on running some sample searches, I’m inclined to agree. Nice interface, accurate results, minimal clutter. Most importantly, the results seem clear of the eHow and Wikipedia spammers that still seem to be a problem with Google.

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