Why I Ditched Google Search and Joined the “Duck Side”
@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo In case you didn't notice, my bio says that I cater to "normal" people, as in "the average person." Not everyone is going to ditch their phone and self host everything. DDG is not the best alternative but it's way better than Google. I am not going to dedicate my feed to pushing user-unfriendly extreme measures. I'm trying to get "the average person" to take their first baby steps.
@thenewoil which search engines are you excluding on the basis that they are too difficult for "normal avg ppl" to use?
@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo none that I’m aware of, but I’m also not going to discourage someone using DDG over Google.
@thenewoil you should be discouraging both. They're both quite harmful to privacy. It's even worse what DDG does b/c they use deception - it's a wolf in sheep's clothes. Google is transparent about their privacy abuses. Either way, no privacy proponent promotes either of them.
@aktivismoEstasMiaLuo k. You can feel free to start your own website encouraging any service you want.
@spoon @thenewoil When well-informed privacy advocates condemn #DDG, we can still benefit from #DDG creating general demand for #privacy. There is no conflict there. To us, DDG is a tool that works for privacy & against privacy at the same time. Our duty as privacy advocates is to steer ppl away from DDG, which doesn't counteract DDG selling ppl on privacy in general.
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