23 Jun

Why DuckDuckGo is giving away 10,000 shirts

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DuckDuckGo just crossed ten million searches a day for the first time ever! We’re proud to be helping so many people take back their privacy. In celebration, we’re giving away ten thousand DuckDuckGo t-shirts to enthusiasts who help their friends and family take back their privacy as well.

It’s easier than ever to switch to DuckDuckGo now that we’re a built-in search option in Safari and Firefox . And the search experience is better than ever, with everything you expect to be there and more .

PEW recently reported results validating that people care deeply about online privacy. For example, “40% [of Americans] think that their search engine provider shouldn’t retain information about their activity.” We've grown 600% since NSA surveillance news broke two years ago. And yet only a few percent of people have even heard of DuckDuckGo and other private alternatives. Getting the word out is our biggest challenge and we could really use your help. Every conversation helps.

Although there are many ways you’re tracked online, there are a few solutions that provide significant protection. First, switch your search engine, email and other major services where your personal information is heavily tracked to good private alternatives . Second, add EFF's HTTPS Everywhere plugin to your browser, which will encrypt web site connections where possible. Third, add EFF’s Privacy Badger plugin to your browser, which blocks third-party trackers. These three simple changes will pretty seamlessly and significantly reduce your digital footprint.
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Is it too late to get a shirt? Just make DDG my new search engine and sharing with friends already! Congratulations on your search engine! :) I love it.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 2 months ago Link

I'am also a huge fan of DDG please could you send me an T-shirt in size S.

posted by enziferfrostyrk • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

I am a fan of DuckDuckGo and I am shirtless. =( How to gain a code? Do you have XXL size?

posted by apometron • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

6XL, I am big. =D Please, consider this: I have 140 kg and I need shirt of 6XL size.

posted by apometron • 2 years and 3 months ago Link

I LOVE DUCKS AND WOULD LOVE A T-SHIRT I WILL WEAR IT WITH PRIDE THANK YOU AND ALL DUCK LOVER THANK YOU.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

I have a free T-Shirt code but DDG doesn't have in XL size, I want to activate my code :(

posted by kurai021 • 2 years and 4 months ago Link
I had gotten a prompt for a free t-shirt- to login the next day (though I was up late and it WAS the date specified) and I would get my code. I logged in the next day and- NO CODE!
I have conveyed DDG to family and friends, even some support personnel at Time Warner Cable!
But the link never came back and I am shirtless, so to speak. What happened? This was over a month ago.
...and I have gotten great feedback about DDG and answered questions about making it their default search engine- it can be a little tricky but we've all gotten past it! C'mon back to me with the disappeared link to the code for the free T-Shirt!

I am not a coder, but loving DDG since I heard about it in Jan, '15. This is my first post, I hope it gets read and gets some results!
posted by ThatGirl • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Don't worry! I'm pretty sure they're currently busy with everyone's tshirt but you'll have yours soon enough :)

posted by romainlg translation_manager • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Learned of DDG from watching Andy Levy on Redeye. Since I joined, I have moved family and friends over to you from Google, etc. Thanks for the service!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

Have used and loved DDG for years. Thanks for caring about our privacy. Not sure if the t-shirts are gone yet, but would love to advertise for you. :-)

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

I have been shilling for DuckDuckGo for years and am determined to get one of these shirts.

posted by FringeWizard • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

It's great! I hope DuckDuckGo will be more popular than Google one day ;)

posted by MrSherlockHolmes • 2 years and 4 months ago Link

It is great to hear about your success. I believe in the spirit of being an entrepreneur, and I highly value your privacy model. I am an old Altavista user, and after they went away it was great to learn about DDG.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

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posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Congratulations. DDG is my search engine. I tell all my friends about it. Privacy on the web is something that is hard to attain and I appreciate DDG and also the privacy advise.

Would you let me know how to get a T-shirt?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

DDG is the real deal, decisive smart search results fast without the daily news, weather, all of the nonsense the big boy engines throw at ya.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Hello DDG I have told friends and family about DDG! My shirt size is a large. Thank you!!!!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I really like duck duck and have advised all my friends to use it instead of google

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

The privacy is very impt. The service is fantastic!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Hello, I heard about DuckDuckGo years ago...and glad of their success. Please send me a t shirt so I can spread the word even more.... I take a XL.

Thanks,
Marc Gendron

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Duck duck go is the bomb for privacy and speed. I highly recommend it.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link
Best search engine on the planet. This is the search engine for all Americans. " Freedom "

Private and Secure

Thank you and I wish you all the success now and well into the future !!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Hi, DDG! How can I get t-shirt. Soon I wanna release my project where I include DDG link in footer. My size S. Thanks.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Keep up the good work

posted by compareprepaid • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Congrats. This is great. My shirt size is a large.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I`ve told my whole family and Friends about DuckDuckGo My Shirt Size is XXXL.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

DuckDuckGo is fast and secure. I use it for all searches now. I no longer use google for anything. Thank you.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

It's amazing!

posted by ismab2013 translation_manager • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Thank you for this service to us.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Since I joined DuckDuckGo I do NOT use Google at all! I like the privacy and knowing my information will not be shared. Thank you!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

What should do I to win one of these tshirts? =)

posted by apometron • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Is a better result quality, god job.

posted by infoasistencia • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

love the shirts idea, sent out some emails just now

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

DDG you da real MVP.

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link
duckduckgo is amazing . i sometimes prefer here than google . i hope my friends whom i told about this site like it too :)
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Have been using DuckDuck go for 12 months now after finding it via the Midori default browser on RaspberryPi

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Awesome, looking forward to when that "few percent", turns into "more than the number of people who know about !G" :)

posted by javathunderman community_leader • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Share it & Wear it
Get a T-shirt for sharing DuckDuckGo!

https://duck.co/wear

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I would recommend this to every person i know

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

many thanks for the encouragement!

posted by zac Staff • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Congrats!! Am I get one>

posted by thienchi • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Very fast page load good work and congratulation DuckDuckGo :)

posted by TutoGround • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

I want to share about DuckDuckGo to get t-shirt. At least I must share for 3 people to use DuckDuckGO. But how DDG can track my link? using what link?

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

its the honor sys. you just fill out a form about how you invited people. there is no link

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Amazing! This is great news to hear. I love how this search engine is getting more attention now.

posted by MeGustaPrivacy • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Thanks for the kind words!

posted by zac Staff • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

So, how can I get one of those shirts??!!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

nice!

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Congrats!

posted by alexander95015 translation_manager • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Woohoo! Ive been using duckduckgo for quite a while now, glad to see such good progress. Where do I sign up to try to win a shirt??

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Take a look here :)

https://duck.co/wear

posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 5 months ago Link

Congrats!!!!! I'm very excited about this :)

posted by sebasorribas community_leader • 2 years and 5 months ago Link