Saturday, February 26, 2011

Using alternative search engines

I think Google is pretty much the best when it comes to search right now. But monocultures aren't a good thing. If Google goes down, or turns evil, or , then we're all in trouble.

That's why this particular blog post caught my eye. The search engines it suggests (DuckDuckGo and Blekko) are pretty good as search engines go. They may not be as good as Google yet, but they do look interesting enough to try out at least.

In particular, they have built-in syntax to help narrow down your search into more specific areas or topics.