Google Search date-based search stopped working (0 results), so I switched to @DuckDuckGo site-search. More:

Things DuckDuckGo shows that Google Search does not:
* 😄 emoji in search result summaries
* 👤 author/icon of a post

Compare searches for "site:tantek.com Before Tomorrowland" in each.

Note also that Google Search has taken other steps backward (e.g. dropped support for rel=author).

For those that value privacy, less tracking, etc. note that DuckDuckGo is also “The search engine that doesn't track you” https://duckduckgo.com/about

I’ve been using DuckDuckGo (which also offers an HTML-only version that works without JavaScript!) as my default search provider in Firefox for some time now, and the results have been quite good, including being much faster than Google Search.

These reasons are sufficient to switch from Google Search to DuckDuckGo:
* Good enough search results
* MUCH faster page loading including links to results
* HTML version that does not require Javascript

And yes, DuckDuckGo’s HTML-only version is FASTER than Google Search’s (now) bloated Javascript-required site.

I remember when I switched to Google for web search over a decade ago because Google was faster and good enough compared to Yahoo! Search.

Now DuckDuckGo is faster and good enough compared to Google Search.

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