82 – DuckDuckGo

UP 55 places in 2021

DuckDuckGo is a search engine that doesn’t track you.

Website: duckduckgo.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online

Ranking on the 2021 sub-lists

Top 150 Tools for
Personal Learning: 44
Top 150 Tools for
Workplace Learning:
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Overall rankings in the previous 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: 137 2019: 163 2018: 159 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on DuckDuckGo in 2021

“I’ve switched to use this as my search engine, as it’s less-tracking, and provides good results.” Clark Quinn, Author and Consultant, USA

“I like the privacy that DDG guarantees” E-Learning Developer, Netherlands

“Works as well as Google, but without the privacy problems” Director L&D, Netherlands

Previous comments

“Personal data security, tracking – I’m getting so sick of my data and anything I say/do/write being accessible, tracked, and then acted upon (e.g., targeted ads)” Karen Caldwell, education developer, organizational developer, assistant professor, USA, 2020

“Nice platform for searching online without being hunted by Google analytics.” Johan Terherne, elearning developer, Belgium/Netherlands, 2020

Quick Guide to DuckDuckGo 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use DuckDuckGo for teaching, training, learning and development.

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