This is for CMWP task.
This blog entry is about the comparison search engines among Google, Duckduck go, and InstaGrok. Apart from Google, I am afraid of that not much internats use others engines, especially the InstaGrok. InstaGrok is an educational search engines funded by Kirill Kireyev. The Duckduck go is also an search engine always put security of searchers’ privacy as the priority, avoiding the ‘filter bubble’ of personalized search results. Visually, the UIs of these three search engines are different. See the UIs below:
To change the default search engine in my Chrome, press ‘command’ + ‘,’ to preference settings, and find the ‘search’ section, and click ‘manage search engine’, then choose an engine that you want it to be a default search engine.
The Duckduck go, the company is based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States, and has 20 employees. As I mentioned that the priority is protecting privacy, It doesn’t collect or share personal information. Duckduck go never create search record, so that no one can trace it back to you. But Google, the most popular search engine, records users computer’s IP data, even if users are searching as an anonymous user, or in signed off situation. Compared with Google, you don’t see too much annoying ads on Duckduckgo. About the ‘!Bang’ feature, it lets you search hundreds of renowned sites directly. Just next to the search button there’s a small arrow where you can select some of the popular websites.However I don’t think Duckduckgo is better than Google, unless Google don’t have Google drive, Google map, Google alert.etc.
Take the InstaGrok. The most distinct feature claimed, is devised for learners, and it not only finds quality educational materials on any topic, but presents information in an engaging visual way, and helps students develop research and curation skills. InstaGrok shows the content of your topic as a dynamic, visual web of important notions and relationships. You can use the slider at the top of the search results screen to adjust how detailed your results are. Its very cool. However, InstaGrok does’t seem very stable. The results are shown as errors while I tried 3 times taping the T-C-B model, which relates my elective class content.
After Duchduckgo and InstaGrok are briefly tested, I think that Google still will be the highest frequent search engine that I use, and InstaGrok is better for searching academic content ( but it should be more stable).