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How brands fool us

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Filed under: branding, business, culture, internet, marketing, media, New Zealand, publishing, USA—Jack Yan @ 00.37

5 Responses to ‘How brands fool us’

  1. jaklumen says:

    Duck Duck Go now supports bash shell expressions. For example, if I want to search the Internet Movie Database, I type !imdb and then my keywords. The exclamation point invokes the bash shell, the next argument dictates the search engine (in this case, imdb) and followed by whatever keywords I choose.

    It’s not quite as intuitive as individual selections from the drop down Search Engine menu bar on the right hand side (both Firefox and Opera share this), but if I can remember the relevant abbreviations for the sites it supports, I don’t need to add more menu items, but have DDG do the work for me. It won’t go directly to a specific URL entry, but the search hits will still be specific to the site I indicated.

    It remains one of the default selections in Firefox bundled with the Linux Mint subdistribution, although Clem decided to have Yahoo be the main search default for reasons I don’t completely understand, especially as I think Yahoo is mishandling Flickr.

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