Would you pay for your search engine?

by hygge on Jun 28, 2021 to before comments(3)
With the launch of Brave Search and their plans to eventually add a paid and ad-free option, I can't help but wonder, is this worth it?

I personally prefer paid options wherever possible (calendar, email, documents, hosting), but I'm not sure whether I'd pay for my search engine. I currently use DuckDuckGo with multiple Firefox extensions that enhance my privacy and it works well enough.

What do you think?
  • by stink on Jun 28, 2021
    Depends on how serious they are about privacy. If good long term privacy then probably.
  • by iloveny123 on Jun 28, 2021
    I would if it was bundled with something else (like email, etc.). Wouldn't pay for just a search engine
  • by QuackyTheDuck on Jul 29, 2021
    The search engine would have to offer me at least the same features and quality that G*ogle offers. Also, the option to pay anonymously would be a must.

    I just hate the fact that none of the big alternative search engines offer verbatim search and lack the honesty to just show me a "Sorry but this combination of search terms didn't bring up any results". instead of just displaying results that contain **some** of the terms I entered.

    I don't want to use G*ogle anymore, but the alternatives all suck! (I am not talking about the indexing capabilities, I could live with something that's worse than G*ogle.

    With the latest thing that Apple announced (a kind of internet relay anonymizing service) I wouldn't be surprised if their next thing would be their own search engine