DuckDuckGo, the Google alternative committed to user privacy and anonymity, is now 4 years old. Founder Gabriel Weinberg is now looking to further build DuckDuckGo's community and add new features, after a period of incredible growth.
DuckDuckGo has good reason to quack. The small startup search engine announced that it received more than 1 million searches for the first time on the eve of Valentine’s Day. More than a million searches were also conducted on Valentine’s Day.
DuckDuckGo, the startup search engine that emphasizes user privacy, has been named as one of TIME's Top 50 websites of 2011, and DuckDuckGo founder Gabriel Weinberg shared the why and how. Google+ was also a named a top social media website.
Gabriel Weinberg, founder of new search engine DuckDuckGo, noted in his blog the hundreds of thousands of bogus searches being done at his engine and wonders if these numbers are being counted by other search engines as part of the traffic totals.