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Bing vs. Google vs. ?

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#1 M. Leary

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 11:32 AM

I have used Google as my basic access point to the web for many years. I have never used a different search engine.

Should I? Are there features on other search engines that would make using a different one worth checking out? I know there are some very IT savvy people around here, and am basically just looking for feedback re: search engines.

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 12:50 PM

I've heard some interesting things about Blekko (more info). It's big feature is that it uses slashtags to help refine your search, weed out spam, etc.


#3 Jason Panella

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:00 PM

Interesting article on Wired.com, about a smaller search engine (DuckDuckGo) challenging Google over privacy issues.

#4 Pax (unregistered)

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Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

Hunch is pretty cool.

Metacrawler combines several search engines.

I find that Bing gets me more precise results up front but not always all the results I might like. The Bing interface is really pretty.

With Google, I find more interesting results if I'm willing to wade through the results. I'm not sure if I like Google's revising search results as I type.

Google Image search is better than Bing, but Bing's video search is better than Google, especially with the previews.

If you have an iPhone, the Google "Goggles" applications is awesome.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:56 AM

Google is winning April Fool's Day.

Gmail Motion.

Comic Sans for everyone.

#6 J.A.A. Purves

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 10:13 AM