PMFL
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So we don’t have a real alternative, after reading the article.

I use SearX, i don’t think it’s bad, but I’d love for alternatives.

@SudoDnfDashY
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Metager is Open sourced and funded by a non profit. Best search experience I’ve ever had. Plus, it runs on renewable energy.

Dessalines
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Does metager do its own crawling? I like searx a lot but its of course true that all it does is aggregate results from other engines.

@SudoDnfDashY
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Metager aggregates searches from a whole lot of search engines.

@LIESGREEDMISERY
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Searx is pretty good in my experience. It’s just sometimes, the instance that I use occasionally down. When that happened, I use DuckDuckGo. Months ago I used Feneas’ Searx instance but it downs more often though today I haven’t used it since.

A little problem with Searx is just a little trust issue, like can I trust any random Searx instance?

@KLISHDFSDF
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If you don’t trust it, host your own. Zero trust involved. I’ve used searx.be and its been pretty reliable for at least a year now.

@Seb3thehacker
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Searx is great. Searxng is a little better because of some developer drama

@slothsrfine
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Metager

@nasp
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We do. Presearch.

Private, user earns crypto while searching, web3, clean keyword bidding procedure, publishers can advertise for free (ish) via “staking”

Tommi
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@nasp
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Checked out Mojeek: no tracking, their own crawling algo & spiders --> awesome! BUT the Mojeek user base is tiny right now. I tried long tail searching on Mojeek … it highly underperforms in quality compared to G search.

Have you tried Presearch ? Pretty cool & private alternative to G.

IngrownMink4
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Not bad. It’s fast and uBlock Origin hasn’t blocked anything. But, what’s Mojeek’s business model?

@liminal
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See also https://searchenginemap.com, a pretty nifty summary of the few existing independent crawlers, and the many metasearch engines that feed off them.

João Patrício
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I am using qwant. Not opensource, just the maps feature is, but private and with nice results. I prefer it to duckduckgo or mojeek

@Atahualpa
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@GreyLinux
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What about https://www.mojeek.com/ as an option ?

@vis4valentine
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I think brave search might be it. But right now it’s just on beta.

IngrownMink4
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By the way, is closed source as DDG :(

@ChinaNumberOne
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crypto-fascist browser/search engine. stop using it

@vis4valentine
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why is it fascist?

@vis4valentine
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Fuck NYTimes. Im not paying to read a fucking article. But yeah, i know the founder of Brave is homophobic and never apologized for that. There is a difference between someone being a bigot and homophobic, and being a FASCIST. Calling everybody a fascist only helps real fascists to hide in the confusion. I dont know the person, so i cant call him a fascist, if he ever said something like “the Jewish question” yes, he is a fascist, but just being homophobic doesn’t make him a Nazi, and certainly, that doesn’t make his whole company a fascist company. Probably many people already called him out for his comments. Im not even using the Brave browser anymore, the adds are annoying and all for like 1 dollar a month, and i am bisexual myself. I did a lot of LGBT activism while using the brave browser, so, theres that.

@nasp
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Mainstream media, attacking innovators. Character assasination is what they do best.

Brave is a step forward. I have my thoughts on the founder. Tho those are separate from the products long term viability & potential.

Mozilla now is trying to sabotage web3 decentralized identy. Google is now massively censoring information, and discussion. We can’t trust the old browser duopoly to act in our best interests.

@sonidobonito
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