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!”
I love @DuckDuckGo. My default search engine for a while now. The app is even better!
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) 1574885585000
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.