30 Aug '11, 10pm

DuckDuckGo, Google+ Among TIME's Top 50 Best Websites of 2011

DuckDuckGo, Google+ Among TIME's Top 50 Best Websites of 2011

DuckDuckGo, the startup search engine that emphasizes user privacy, has been named as one of TIME's Top 50 websites of 2011 , and DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg shared the why and how of how this came to be. Google+ was also a named a top social media website. DuckDuckGo Tops in Financial and Productivity We've mentioned DuckDuckGo several times before, but here's the brief recap on who they are as a company. Launched back in 2008 by Gabriel Weinberg, the search engine has a direct approach to search that emphasizes one key point: they don't record your information. From billboards that remind users that "Google tracks you" to a page talking about how DuckDuckGo allows you "escape the filter bubble," the company's approach has been all about this singular advantage. For Harry McCracken, the TIME reporter who compiled the list, that was enough. He described DuckDuckGo ...

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