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    Google's 23rd Birthday

    Well, Google used the word "birthday" on its search page. I just really didn't think it had been around this long, but then it doesn't surprise me that it has.

    I do enjoy the Google Doodles.
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    So that would have been around 1998--when I was transitioning to market research analyst. I remember back then there were a number of search engines--for some reason I remember our IT guy preferring Dogpile. Little by little Google dominated, but it wasn't a flashy entrance at all, so that's probably why it's hard to think about it being around as long as it has.
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    I was introduced to it in a class in 2000; I use Duck Duck Go most of the time now.

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    Trying to remember what came between Alta vista and Google, LOL. While I prefer Duckduckgo now, there are times that Google does do a better job.

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    Is Duckduckgo just a search engine? Have heard the name only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    Is Duckduckgo just a search engine? Have heard the name only.
    No, they have a browser for Android, that competes with the Brave browser.

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    It's a search engine that doesn't track/monetize you:

    https://duckduckgo.com/about

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    Thanks, TMS and Jane. Will be looking into this.
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