Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker)

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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I only use one search engine. If I let paranoia take over, I would have to ditch my computer and smart phone.

Sep 06, 2022 09:23 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

I've used Bing and DuckDuckGo, which has to be the dumbest name ever.

Was not familiar with Freespoke, but at first glance it appears to be a metasearch engine (search aggregator), not a true search engine.

A metasearch engine gets data from one or more search engines.

Freespoke appears to be a metasearch engine with curated content injected into it.

Sep 06, 2022 03:23 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I recently learned that DuckDuckGo does in fact track users despite their advertisements to the contrary. 

Sep 06, 2022 02:58 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Not necessarily like Freespoke, but a search engine nonetheless for those seeking privacy: DuckDuckGo

Sep 06, 2022 02:08 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I use Google 99% of the time but I also use Duck Duck Go Candice A. Donofrio . On very rare occasion I use Firefox. as well. Google has been very good for my business with it's many free apps. 

Sep 06, 2022 07:06 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I haven't heard of Freespoke, I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks Candice. 

Sep 06, 2022 06:27 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Nope. Why bother?

Sep 06, 2022 06:19 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Candice A. Donofrio I have used DuckDuckGo in various occasions.

Sep 06, 2022 05:04 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I occasionally pop over to bing just to see what's different, but not often.

Sep 06, 2022 03:43 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have a friend that is highly political and she uses a different search engine, I believe, but not sure what it is.  I can find out for you.  I am lame, I just use google, haha.

Sep 07, 2022 04:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sometimes use Bing, but usually use Google.   

Sep 07, 2022 04:48 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

For anyone concerned with their privacy, DuckDuckGo does track its users.

Sep 06, 2022 05:44 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I have not heard of Freespoke but if it's another source with additional resources, I'll put it on my radar.

Sep 07, 2022 06:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

G is enough for me.

Sep 06, 2022 11:55 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ


Sep 06, 2022 04:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I would like to learn about others.

Sep 06, 2022 03:24 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I generally use Google, but check in on the other ones to see how I rank.

Sep 07, 2022 08:26 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, I'll stick with the big G. I think that Ryan said years ago to give DuckDuck a go & I didn't like it. Haven't done a side by side search in awhile to see results.

Sep 07, 2022 06:09 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I use Google. It's hard not to.

Sep 07, 2022 05:07 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am still a google person but this is an interesting question.  

Sep 07, 2022 04:22 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as the judicial branch doesn't send law enforcement, I use G, bing, duckduckgo, and will check this new one!

Sep 07, 2022 04:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Learn something new everyday. Use Google most of the time but will have to checkout to the others mentioned in the comments here.

Sep 07, 2022 04:58 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never heard of Freespoke. There is DuckDuckGo or you could try adding a VPN if you don't want to be tracked

Sep 08, 2022 07:46 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I'll use Bing occasionally as me and my wife share my Google account.  Sometimes I'll try to find her a gift and don't want her to know about it.

Sep 07, 2022 09:54 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Checked it out Candice A. Donofrio . Always interesting to see what populates that found page that can be so so different among any search engines. Try to go back and find a site and when it does not show up quickly is because you somehow got on Bing not Google, etc. I use the image, video search and not just to locate website urls.

Sep 08, 2022 04:07 AM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

There is a growing trend away from proprietary software and centralized spying Web 2.0 Big Tech bullies toward Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and decentralized privacy-protecting Web 3.0 blockchain apps.

Many knowledgeable tech users are de-Googling.

I use many FOSS apps and fewer Big Tech apps every year.

Google Chrome browser replaced by Brave browser or Firefox.
Google Search replaced by Presearch decentralized search engine.
Google Gmail replaced by encrypted Proton Mail in Switzerland.
Proton VPN for web browsing.
Google Authenticator app replaced by Aegis Authenticator for 2FA.
Microsoft Office replaced by free LibreOffice.
Adobe PDF tools replaced by PDF-XChange Editor.
LastPass password manager replaced by KeePassXC and Bitwarden.
File backup with FreeFileSync.
File encryption with VeraCrypt.
Image editing with IrfanView.
Audio/video playing with VLC Media Player.
Notepad text editor replaced by Notepad++.
Simple accounting for small business/nonprofit, free Wave Accounting.
Radeon RAM drive software to reduce wear on Samsung SSD.
No Big Tech cloud storage. SpiderOak encrypted cloud storage.
All of my WordPress blog posts are timestamped with hash values on the blockchain for copyright protection using free WordProof plugin.
To Do List:
Windows 10 Pro at end of MS support will be replaced by Linux.
Google Android phone will be replaced by Linux phone.

Do tech research. There are privacy-focused tools. Choose your tools wisely.
Also, use email aliases, not your real name.

The July 12 FreeSpoke press release gives the search engine mission and the background info of the founders.  Based in Chicago.

The May 26 Presearch press release gives the search engine mission and decentralized technology platform. Offices in Toronto, Canada, but it is decentralized with 65,000 community-run search nodes around the world. Users earn micro rewards for each search.

Sep 07, 2022 03:20 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I primarily use Google.

I have tried others (including Duck Duck Bing Duck Duck)... but have found them to be less than fabulous.

I wouldn't be interested in FreeSpoke 'cause it smacks too much of the former president's social media sounding thingie.  Not interested.

Sep 07, 2022 12:53 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I use Google and DuckDuckGo.  I had not heard of Freespoke until today, but will take a look.  

Sep 07, 2022 09:43 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

There are a few out there. Google works for now. All track & are suspect

Sep 07, 2022 09:40 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Candice, I wish I was 16 years old and know as much about computers as a 16 year old does.


Sep 07, 2022 08:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I use DuckDuckGo after realizing what G was doing.

Sep 10, 2022 08:19 AM
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

I'm late to the conversation here but I have stuck to Google. I have tried other search engines, but because I live in Hawaii, anything I searched for locally on the other search engines were tourist advertisement driven. Google had more specific results.

Sep 09, 2022 12:40 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I've been using Duck Duck Go for almost 18 months, with a VPN.

Sep 08, 2022 10:23 PM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I used DDG for a short period of time, but found it to be...well, I didn't care much for it. Either Bing or Google typically. I did have one years ago that I really liked, but can't recall the name. I've tried many, but I just need to go somewhere and get what I'm looking for these days. I have too many kids running around to have to get into something new.

Sep 08, 2022 08:31 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Nope, I do use Twitter/FB for news these days, not sure how that even happen. 

Sep 10, 2022 11:43 PM