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An Experiment In Searching For Alternative Search Engines

Type "alternative search engines" in google.com's query box and you just might find them. That’s how Joshua Cohen found Mystery Google, a site that within a year of its introduction in 2009 rebranded itself as Mystery Seeker, the name under which it still operates. It’s not clear who founded it, or who runs it, or whether it changed its name because Google threatened legal action or just acquired the domain, he writes. By contrast, you type a query and it returns the results from the previous search, so “you get what the person before you searched for instead of what you seek."

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