|WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED ANOTHER SEARCH ENGINE?
There are already plenty, so why do we need Grollige.com?
- IT'S A FREE SPEECH SEARCH ENGINE
When the Founding Fathers gave the world the First
Amendment, they understood how important it would
be. The fact that it was written in plain language,
which anyone could understand (and which didn't require
lawyers to interpret) shows that they knew that
free speech would need to be safeguarded against
Grollige tries to honour their intentions. Just
as Thomas Jefferson would have wished, free political
speech is respected, while rabble-rousing, pornography
and other forms of undesirable speech are not.
- IT'S FAST
The next time you do a Google search, check the 'search time taken' that
Google gives. You'll often find that it's in the region of 400-500 ms.
Grollige is many times faster - between @100 and @10,000 times faster depending
on the type of search. Because each search takes less time, more searches can be
conducted with the same equipment.
- IT'S EFFICIENT
Google has been
as using as much electricity as the city of San Francisco. Forbes
in 2020 that Google uses more power than Zambia or Sri Lanka.
Grollige uses less electricity than an average U.S. household.
It's true that Google invests heavily in
but these just move the consequences of energy consumption
elsewhere. They don't do anything to reduce the overall amount
of energy consumed.
- IT'S ETHICAL
doesn't record any personal data for use in 'marketing'.
Grollige doesn't index web pages from unethical sources.
We also don't exclude web pages from our index because someone may consider them
That's your decision to make, not theirs (or ours).
- IT'S HONEST
Because we don't rank web pages exclusively on technical content, the
opportunity to 'game' search engine results is reduced.
This prevents large organisations from purchasing search engine
placements simply by virtue of being able to afford expensive SEO.
It also means that poor quality web pages which are written
specifically to game algorithms (e.g. 'portals') do not achieve a high
- IT'S PRIVATE
We don't record your IP address, and therefore can't communicate it to
any third parties.
But bear in mind, if you click on an advertisement, we exercise no
control over that conversation.
- IT'S SPECIALISED
Grollige deals with politics and current affairs only. If you want
to search for computer hardware, local tradesmen, directions to
your sister's new house, celebrity gossip or sports, then this
won't be the search engine for you.
- IT'S SELECTIVE
Other search engines seek to scrape the entire internet. At
Grollige, we only index the pages that we consider most relevant.
This allows us to avoid the 'filler' pages on the internet, which
many sites include merely to pad out their content.
- IT'S CATEGORISED
Grollige enables you to choose the political category
from which you will see search results.
No more labouring through articles from sources that
you disagree with!
If you're progressive, you won't need to see Fox News or the
Daily Mail any more. If you're conservative, you won't be
seeing Wikipedia or the BBC.
- AND FINALLY, WE DON'T CARE WHAT THE ESTABLISHMENT THINKS
Despite their protestations to the contrary, most
search engines seek establishment approval. This may be because
they fear potential government regulation or it may be because they
think that the establishment view is shared by most people.
While Grollige will always obey the law, we will not bow
to extra-legal government pressure such as has been seen
in various countries. If a government wishes that certain
speech should not be heard, then it can pass legislation
to that effect. Then their electorates can see
what they are up to. Grollige will not facilitate
censorship "by the back door".