Spreading the use of DDG

[Old Forum guest] anonymous
Created: 2 years, 9 months, and 21 days ago
As members of duck.co, we can do a bit more to spread awareness about DDG's existence and why we choose to use it. In order to get in front of the most receptive audience, please send yegg13 an email with:

- Name, email and organization of the person (blogger/ journalist/ other) you got in touch with
- If they replied to your email or not

Once we collect this data, we can then focus on who gets and connects with the messaging behind http://dontbubble.us/http://donttrack.us/, hopefully these folks use DDG for a while and then write about it.

What does the community think?

Prakash

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yegg
Great idea -- making this thread sticky.
posted by yegg Admin2 years, 9 months, and 20 days ago Link
anonymous
I have tried to do something similar. I created a website about boycotting Google, but I also stated why DDG was better and put in the link for donttrack.us.  I don't know if it will do anything, but I have gotten some other people to switch.
posted by [Old Forum zpeacs] • 2 years, 9 months, and 20 days ago Link
anonymous
but at least you got people to switch, which means alot more people probably will/could switch.
posted by [Old Forum zeitgeistt] • 2 years, 9 months, and 20 days ago Link
yegg
Yes, I think as evident from http://duckduckgo.com/traffic.html - getting more people exposed to http://donttrack.us and http://dontbubble.us the better.
posted by yegg Admin2 years, 9 months, and 20 days ago Link
anonymous
those seem to be working well, donttrackus and dontbubbleus. Awesome!
posted by [Old Forum zeitgeistt] • 2 years, 9 months, and 20 days ago Link
anonymous
I just emailed a writer for Yahoo! about a writing about DDG. I haven't gotten a response yet, but....
posted by [Old Forum zpeacs] • 2 years, 9 months, and 19 days ago Link
yegg
Nice, if you (or anyone else) wants to send me your email (as per the above thread) I can add you to that spreadsheet for editing. Mine is yegg@alum.mit.edu
posted by yegg Admin2 years, 9 months, and 19 days ago Link
anonymous
Okay. I think I am doing a trial with neomailbox.net, but I'm not sure if it's a trial. Do you know if it costs money?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years, 9 months, and 17 days ago Link
anonymous
Neomailbox.net costs money to use - they do not offer free accounts of any type, unlike most popular e-mail providers.

They do, however, have a 30-day money-back guarantee on all their packages (which in a sense is like a 30-day free trial).

Moderator
posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 2 years, 9 months, and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
I set up an account with neomailbox.net not knowing you had to pay. How do I get out of it?! I'M PANICKING!!!
posted by [Old Forum zpeacs] • 2 years, 9 months, and 17 days ago Link
anonymous
Maybe, going to account settings and canceling it, I don't have one, but that may work.

~voop556
posted by [Old Forum voop556] • 2 years, 9 months, and 17 days ago Link
anonymous
According to their website, Neomailbox.net has a 30-day money-back guarantee, so as long as 30 days or less have passed since you paid for the package, you should be able to contact them and request a refund.

Moderator
posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 2 years, 9 months, and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
I've heard about "duck duck" through a UK Compuer Mag, it gave a good review!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years, 9 months, and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
what magazine? I would love to thank them!
posted by [Old Forum zeitgeistt] • 2 years, 9 months, and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
And read the review.

~voop556
posted by [Old Forum voop556] • 2 years, 9 months, and 13 days ago Link
anonymous
Yes, would be nice to read the review. What magazine?
posted by [Old Forum zpeacs] • 2 years, 9 months, and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
thats what im trying to figure out. what magainze?!
posted by [Old Forum zeitgeistt] • 2 years, 9 months, and 10 days ago Link
anonymous
Off the topic of the magazine, I have not gotten a response from Harry McCracken or Eli Pariser, and I don't think they are going to reply. Has anyone else had success? It just seems they are too busy to email.
posted by [Old Forum zpeacs] • 2 years, 9 months, and 6 days ago Link
anonymous
Nope, no replies.

~voop556
posted by [Old Forum voop556] • 2 years, 9 months, and 6 days ago Link
anonymous
Terrific idea! 
posted by [Old Forum wirelessduck] • 2 years, 8 months, and 7 days ago Link
anonymous
I've been spreading the duck extensively using search box banner code (the code with the duck logo => here http://duckduckgo.com/search_box.html ) which I've embedded on numerous sites. My question is this - if the duck image changes for a day, such as on Van Gogh's birthday (suggested by Charles in this thread https://duck.co/topic/logo-van-gogh-s-birthday-march-30 ) will the existing search box code be made to point to the hypothetical image of the day? I'd like to request that it be so.

Also, can someone explain what this means:
To track for spread page add your name where it says value=""
It's under the banner version search box here http://duckduckgo.com/search_box.html
What is the purpose of value attribute in this context? What is the spread page?

Thanks!

posted by [Old Forum combinator] • 2 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
Thanks for spreading DuckDuckGo - we appreciate it!

No, the search box logo will not change for a holiday like the homepage. Since holiday logos have different file names than the regular logo, we would have to manually point the search box to another file to do that. Nonetheless, we'll keep your suggestion in mind for the future, when we might find a dynamic way to do that.

That attribute references a now defunct page where there was a leader-board of the top users by the number of visits they sent to DuckDuckGo (it was an affiliate program of sorts). I'll file a report to get that line removed from the search box page.

David Mascio
DuckDuckGo Customer Service
posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 2 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
The line referencing the defunct program has been removed.

David Mascio
DuckDuckGo Customer Service
posted by [Old Forum agreenearth] • 2 years and 14 days ago Link
anonymous
Thanks! I hope you will find a dynamic way to point to the holiday logos. It would go far in building the community by drawing in people who are drawn to graphics, holidays, history - a pretty broad swatch.  If I can help in any way don't fail to let me know.

Rick
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
That was me.
posted by [Old Forum combinator] • 2 years and 1 month ago Link
anonymous
guys! maybe we could use thelistverse.com for spreading ?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
don't you mean thelistserve.com ?
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
oh yes, sorry
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 2 years and 11 days ago Link
anonymous
I am a recent convert and now promote DDG every chance I can get. Of course the challenge lies in getting people to listen, especially on Facebook.
posted by [Old Forum timelordtronic] • 2 years and 4 days ago Link
anonymous
Found duck duck go in the comments of this guardian article http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/interactive/2012/apr/23/tracking-trackers-companies-following-online

I'm will be sharing duck duck go with my children
kind regards,
old lady from Sweden
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 1 year, 11 months, and 29 days ago Link