Hello DuckDuckGo community!
Hey everyone! My name's John, and I'm pretty new here. Even so, I'm putting this out there because I'm enthused about this awesome resource and I need your help.
I'm currently working on a research project for my English 302 class that our team has titled "Google and the Academy." We're investigating Google as a company and it's relationship to information, especially when it comes to education. I'm no conspiracy theorist, but what we've found has been a little unsettling (to put it lightly) especially since our university requires us to have GMail accounts for school correspondence. I'm really glad I came across DuckDuckGo, and I want to learn more about its mission and effectiveness.
Seeing as you've all come across this resource as well, I'd love to get some perspectives from you all to use in the project. If you have time, think you could answer a few of these questions? Be as brief or in depth as you want -- I'll take everything I can get!
1.) What's your DuckDuckGo story? Who/what brought you here?
2.) What do you think of Google and its position in the digital space? Do you have a strong opinion either way?
3.) Based on your experience, what does DuckDuckGo do better than other searches?
4.) For students out there, does your school (like mine) use Gmail or other Google services? How do you feel about that?
5.) Anything else you'd like to add or directions you can point me?
Thanks for your time, everyone, and I hope to be hearing from you all soon!
P.S. If there's an admin out there reading this, I'd be very interested in setting up a Skype interview or even just emailing one of you to discuss some more specific questions for the project. Please let me know who to contact if you are interested!