From District 49 Community Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

DuckDuckGo is an Internet web search engine that emphasizes protecting searchers' internet privacy and avoiding the "filter bubble" of personalized search results.[1] DuckDuckGo distinguishes itself from other search engines by not profiling its users and by deliberately showing all users the same search results for a given search term. DuckDuckGo also emphasizes getting information from the best sources rather than the most sources, generating its search results from key crowdsourced sites such as Wikipedia and from partnerships with other search engines like Yandex, Yahoo!, Bing and WolframAlpha.[2]

The company is based in Paoli, Penn., in Greater Philadelphia, and has 20 employees. The company name originates from the children's game "duck, duck, goose."[3][4]


  1. Buys, Jon (July 10, 2010). "DuckDuckGo: A New Search Engine Built from Open Source". GigaOM OStatic blog. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. "DuckDuckGo, Inc. Sources". DuckDuckGo Support Center. June 20, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  3. Rosenwald, Michael (November 9, 2012). "Ducking Google in search engines". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. Arthur, Charles. "NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo." The Guardian. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.