It's been a good run for Google. It's served us well (for the most part) over the last many years. However, Google is starting to get old. Searches on Google for alternative browsers have increased at a very fast pace recently. I will tell you a few things today that can change your mind about using Google.
Have you ever thought about your privacy on Google? If so, maybe you should try out DuckDuckGo. DuckDuckGo's goal is to protect your privacy as much as possible. If you visit the homepage of DuckDuckGo it shows you a blurb about how it always protects your data. (See below.) DuckDuckGo has other advantages as well, like this blurb lists. Some of these include that it blocks advertising trackers and keeps your search history private.
Do you want to help the environment? Well, then Ecosia's for you! Ecosia is an innovative twist on browsing that plants trees with every search. They don't just plant trees, however. They plant trees where they are most needed. Ecosia promises a lot of positive things, especially related to the environment. First, when you visit their site, a blurb pops up, saying:
When you add Ecosia to Chrome, it plants trees for, on average, every 45 searches you do. As of the writing of this article, a little under seventy million trees have been planted by Ecosia users. But that's not all. The way Ecosia plants all these trees is that all their profits go into it. Ecosia plants trees in places where they are needed the most. According to this map on their website, they plant trees in the following locations:
If you look at the map, you will notice that they plant trees in a lot of locations with warmer climates. These places are where trees are rarer than the rest of the world. Trees are needed here (and everywhere else for that matter) because during the process of photosynthesis, plants take in carbon dioxide (which is what is causing climate change for the most part) and release oxygen. As you can see, planting more trees will cause more oxygen to be released and carbon dioxide taken in through photosynthesis. Because of this, it will make sense environmentally to plant more trees. If you want to contribute to the growing movement to stop climate change, add Ecosia to Chrome today! You can add Ecosia to chrome here, at the Chrome Web Store.
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