Google Search is the most widely used engine in the world by almost everyone who uses the Internet. A Statista report early this year suggested that almost 90% of the search market is owned by Google and other players like Bing have minuscule shares. However, not everyone actually ends up relying on Google as their default search engine. One such person who doesn’t use Google Search is none other than CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey recently sent out a tweet where he praised a ‘rival’ of Google Search. Dorsey tweeted, “I love
@DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a while now. The app is even better!”

For those who might not be aware, DuckDuckGo was founded in 2008 and one of its USPs is that it claims to not store any personal information of its users. On the website’s homepage, it clearly states, “Our privacy policy is simple: we don’t collect or share any of your personal information.”

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The search engine also makes it clear that it does not follow its users with ads nor does it track their IP addresses. Last year in October, the company tweeted about number of searches it hits in a day. “It took us seven years to reach 10 million private searches in one day, then another two years to hit 20 million, and now less than a year later we’re at 30 million!”

30 million is genuinely quite small compared to the reportedly 3 billion plus searches Google does in a day. But DuckDuckGo has always been championing the cause of privacy, something for which Google in the past has got a lot of flak.

The number of users or searches for DuckDuckGo are quite small but they may have just found their most high-profile user in Jack Dorsey.





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