DuckDuckGo: Search Engine focused on privacy, instant answers & power users

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This is my main search engine now. They don’t collect personal information and they don’t show you different results based on your past searches. The DuckDuckGo algorithm doesn’t seem to be as good as Google’s, but it shows the information I was looking for most of the time and gives me the tools to quickly get to the information when its algorithms fall short. Check out the !bang page for a giant list of search modifiers you can use to customize your searches. I mostly use !google, !images, and !similar.

Google Ngram Viewer

Screenshot from Google Ngram Viewer site

A friend of mine recently linked to an article that made reference to the
Google Ngram Viewer. From the website:

When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram Viewer, it displays a graph
showing how those phrases have occurred in a corpus of books (e.g., “British
English”, “English Fiction”, “French”) over the selected years.

This looks like a useful research tool.