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Search Engines Don't Need To Be Leftist
Search Engine List ^ | 7/12/12 | Old Sarge

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 I’d 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.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bing; comododragon; google; internet; leftagenda; microsoft; searchengine; tech; yahoo
If anyone - anyone at all - has any information to contribute that will help our fellow FReepers, please share it here. Ping any technology lists you may know.
1 posted on 07/12/2012 7:30:22 PM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: I still care

Here’s your ping, with your quote!


2 posted on 07/12/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

i read today that microsoft is dropping out of msnbc


3 posted on 07/12/2012 7:32:06 PM PDT by jjw
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To: Old Sarge

Didn’t Yahoo have a security problem involving passwords?


4 posted on 07/12/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Old Sarge

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.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 7:36:35 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: arthurus

gurgle is in bed with you-know-who.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 7:38:23 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

pictures?


7 posted on 07/12/2012 7:43:26 PM PDT by Postman (US out of the UN. UN out of the US.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
gurgle is in bed with you-know-who.

John Roberts?
8 posted on 07/12/2012 7:44:37 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Postman; Vision

LOL

Thanks for the laugh.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 7:46:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Old Sarge

I still use altavista...which is actually yahoo now, I believe. At least it switches over to yahoo when you search for pics.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 7:47:39 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: TribalPrincess2U

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 DCCC’s web server that allowed Google searches for opposition research terms related to Republican candidates to pull the files up.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/12/democrats-opposition-research-on-republican-congressional-candidates-accidentally-made-public/#ixzz20T1hrrRd


11 posted on 07/12/2012 7:49:29 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Old Sarge

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.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:23 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Old Sarge
There are two you might like...

conservativeusa.org and also hotbot

13 posted on 07/12/2012 7:51:23 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: mamelukesabre

Yahoo is Bing!

This is the point. Almost everything ends up MS or Google.


14 posted on 07/12/2012 7:53:35 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Ron C.

I like!


15 posted on 07/12/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Old Sarge
Good evening, Old Sarge! I'm fed up to my eyeballs with Google. I note that Google's Fourth of July graphic was not a patriotic graphic but rather one that glorified the Bolshevik Woody Guthrie anthem "This Land Is Your Land." He wrote that song as a response to Irving Berlin's "God Bless America!" Nothing more need be said.

Thanks for posting this thread - I'm looking for a search engine myself. I reject Google and I'm not likely to embrace Bing - I hate Gates and his CINO wife.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 07/12/2012 7:58:49 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Old Sarge; TribalPrincess2U
Also take a look at ASK and SURGEUSA
17 posted on 07/12/2012 8:00:27 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: ConorMacNessa

We need to all keep this rolling. Google is bad for small businesses and endorses and unAmerican agenda.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 8:02:17 PM PDT by willyd
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To: Ron C.; Old Sarge

http://blekko.com/


19 posted on 07/12/2012 8:04:05 PM PDT by superfries
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To: I still care

http://blekko.com/


20 posted on 07/12/2012 8:04:51 PM PDT by superfries
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To: Old Sarge; TribalPrincess2U
Ooops - blew that last

Try ASK.COM and SURGEUSA.ORG

21 posted on 07/12/2012 8:05:17 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Old Sarge

“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.


22 posted on 07/12/2012 8:05:55 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Old Sarge

I have been using DuckDuckGo http://duckduckgo.com/
They do not track you and works great.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 8:06:45 PM PDT by alpacadick (alpacadick)
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To: Grams A
450,000 Yahoo passwords just got hacked; find out if you might be affected
Security firm TrustedSec has found that more than 450,000 passwords have been exposed after a successful hack into Yahoo’s 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...

24 posted on 07/12/2012 8:08:20 PM PDT by Capn Freedom
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To: Old Sarge

Try “StartPage”


25 posted on 07/12/2012 8:08:42 PM PDT by floridafreeman
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To: superfries

I don’t like the blekko link so much - has LA TIMES as first option? Not a conservative place by any means.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 8:09:53 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: mrsmith

I’ve primarily used Dogpile for a few years, but have recently started using ASK.com at work. I like both.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 8:13:00 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (All you have to do is the next right thing.)
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To: Ron C.

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.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by superfries
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To: alpacadick

I ran a quick test on DuckDuckGo, and it seems to do a good job finding relevant sites in that test. I might switch....


29 posted on 07/12/2012 8:21:20 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Old Sarge

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.


30 posted on 07/12/2012 8:26:17 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Bon of Babble; alpacadick

After looking, I’m thinking about DuckDuckGo, too.

Does it do image searches as well?


31 posted on 07/12/2012 8:48:44 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Capn Freedom

Well that’s special. I don’t use Yahoo for anything but my son does so will let him know. TNX.


32 posted on 07/12/2012 9:31:16 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Old Sarge

Use Google — but just don’t click on any of their ads or sponsored links. That’s how they make their money.


33 posted on 07/12/2012 9:49:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mamelukesabre; GOP_Party_Animal

Altavista was run/owned by a Freeper, which appears to be something you already know...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2669599/replies?c=3

To: mamelukesabre
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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34 posted on 07/12/2012 11:00:10 PM PDT by Kevmo ( FRINAGOPWIASS: Free Republic Is Not A GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: superfries

blekko looks interesting, thanks


35 posted on 07/13/2012 12:10:15 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Old Sarge

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:

http://www.abine.com/


36 posted on 07/13/2012 11:16:50 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Old Sarge

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.

HELP!!!!


37 posted on 07/13/2012 2:33:26 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

That pissed me off. Hijacking our patriotic independence day and substituting a commie song writer.

Google has gone evil.


38 posted on 07/13/2012 2:35:28 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Old Sarge

I have been using yippy.com for the last 5 years and have been very happy.


39 posted on 07/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT by conservaDave
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To: conservaDave

Off to check on it!


40 posted on 07/13/2012 6:01:07 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

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.


41 posted on 07/14/2012 10:16:33 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

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...


42 posted on 07/14/2012 2:16:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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