This search engine has hit the popularity scene in some of the circles I swim in online. If your interests include doing something about climate change, this is something that you might want to check out.
The website is ekoru and there are a couple of interesting claims.
- All of your searches are private. We don’t log any data on our servers.
- Every search helps raise money for Big Blue Ocean Cleanup!
The site does incorporate cookies and if you open the information menu in the top right, it shows you what it’s setting. That was interesting to be that open right up front. I’ve often been curious about what has been set on my computer and that typically means going under the hood.
ekoru didn’t like me the first time that I visited. Regular reader know that I use advertising blocking on my browsers. At ekoru, this gives you a sad Panda graphic and a request to unblock.
For people that don’t use an ad blocker, I suspect that they know the routine and deal with it regularly.
So, if you’re looking for a search engine that claims to do social good, check it out.