Skip to comments.Search Engines Don't Need To Be Leftist
Posted on 07/12/2012 7:30:12 PM PDT by Old Sarge
Okay, Folks, on a recent thread about the demise of NBC News, the following observation was made:
Google has gone far left. People are looking to leave Google, but the only real competition in a search engine is Bing, owned by MS. I have seen and made several comments about how Id like to leave Google, but why hop to MS, of MSNBC?
Well, that got me thinking: what alternative search engines are out there?
The link I found provides a neat, but HUGE, rollup of various search engines, search sites and alternatives to the Leftist monoliths of the Web.
Personally, I rid myself of Google Chrome as my browser, and I now use Comodo Dragon, which I'm happy to say I'm pleased with its security features. I have also avoided Google as a search engine, and have been using Yahoo as both my email provider and my search engine.
Here’s your ping, with your quote!
i read today that microsoft is dropping out of msnbc
Didn’t Yahoo have a security problem involving passwords?
I like ixquick and it advertises that it doesn’t keep or pass on any of your information. If I could block google altogether on my box, I would.
gurgle is in bed with you-know-who.
Thanks for the laugh.
I still use altavista...which is actually yahoo now, I believe. At least it switches over to yahoo when you search for pics.
A conservative watchdog group says they have uncovered private opposition research files compiled by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on dozens of Republican candidates for Congress that accidentally ended up on Google.
The group, Media Trackers, said they found the files which include research on Florida Rep. Allen West online because of an IT glitch on the DCCCs web server that allowed Google searches for opposition research terms related to Republican candidates to pull the files up.
Thanks! I had gone hopping around the web looking for an alternative to google, and while there were some possibilities, when you doublecheck them a lot of them rely on google or Bing in one manner or another.
For instance, I used ixquick but you’ll note by the side it says, “enhanced by google”. Other engines use google or Bing results. And of course, there is Facebook, Youtube etc all google entities.
Lots of friends were upset last week when Google banned guns. One actually is going off facebook for a while (and she is hardcore!). Now at the same time they announce their gay thing. I really do thing the people at MS are monitoring some of this and perhaps some of the smarter ones might be thinking, hmmm, perhaps this might be an opportunity to steal some of Google’s base.
BTW, I’ve switched to goodsearch. It’s powered by Yahoo, which is MS (Bing). But at least I’m donating to the tea party with every search.
Yahoo is Bing!
This is the point. Almost everything ends up MS or Google.
We need to all keep this rolling. Google is bad for small businesses and endorses and unAmerican agenda.
Try ASK.COM and SURGEUSA.ORG
“I have no suggestions” ping,
Dogpile seemed like a good idea but it’s 2/3rds advertising.
The first pages of all of them seem to be composed of only wikipedia, Ehow, other like sites, and ads.
I have been using DuckDuckGo http://duckduckgo.com/
They do not track you and works great.
Security firm TrustedSec has found that more than 450,000 passwords have been exposed after a successful hack into Yahoos Voices website, the Guardian reports. Voices, formerly known as Associated Content before being purchased by Yahoo in 2010, is a news and analysis site that relies on user-generated content. The big problem with this particular hack, the Guardian says, is that the passwords for the accounts were not encrypted meaning that any hacker could scoop up the emails and immediately start using them against other services, including Yahoo Mail...
I don’t like the blekko link so much - has LA TIMES as first option? Not a conservative place by any means.
I’ve primarily used Dogpile for a few years, but have recently started using ASK.com at work. I like both.
Ron....you are clicking on the social search by Rock(SP?)
This search engine has no ads. It is unlike any other search engine out there. Type in a search and see what it returns.
I ran a quick test on DuckDuckGo, and it seems to do a good job finding relevant sites in that test. I might switch....
A financial site I read that gives advice about how to lower your profile suggested DuckDuckGo.com because it does not track.
Switched and never looked back.
After looking, I’m thinking about DuckDuckGo, too.
Does it do image searches as well?
Well that’s special. I don’t use Yahoo for anything but my son does so will let him know. TNX.
Use Google — but just don’t click on any of their ads or sponsored links. That’s how they make their money.
Altavista was run/owned by a Freeper, which appears to be something you already know...
iirc, the AltiVista creator/founder is a freeper.
Yep. Paul Flaherty, my brother.
6 posted on 02/06/2011 5:47:51 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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blekko looks interesting, thanks
No, unfortunately not.
I use another another computer and AOL when I need to do an image search.
You can also download Do Not Track — a site I got from another FReeper to block web tracking:
This is timely.
I still use Google because until recently, it was the 500 lb canary of search engines. Just gave the best info for sports and hobbies & etc.
Now they have gone far left and you can’t even get middling stories on global warming or Obama, debt, Dems, gun control, etc. They have gone off the deep end.
I really need a neutral search engine, not left or right.
That pissed me off. Hijacking our patriotic independence day and substituting a commie song writer.
Google has gone evil.
I have been using yippy.com for the last 5 years and have been very happy.
Off to check on it!
This thread proves all search engines are either big and leftist or so small as to be worthless.
The fact nobody could point to a single quality search engine of value to us conservatives, proves the point there is no search engine for conservatives.
I’d agree with you, “currently”.
I could envision one of two things happening:
1. Some enterprising soul will develop a quality search engine that will go viral among conservatives; or
2. Some entrepreneur will assimilate an existing search engine and offer its use for conservative support.
Whether or not either happens, well...
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