BETTER WEB : changing the web for a better world

We are very pleased to present the new version of Better Web. A new look, a logo inspired by the great beginnings of the web, refreshing colors, new features, new appointments, and especially reaffirmed ambitions for the Qwant blog.

18 September 2023

This editorial project is expanded, it will involve the company’s employees, external personalities, known and recognized, everyday users and opens up to formats on which we are not expected.

The new Better Web logo

Why relaunch Better Web?

Our priority is to live up to our promises and the expectations of our users. Every day, our teams work to improve Qwant’s technological independence, to ensure the protection of our users’ privacy and to offer a neutral and panoramic view of the web. With real successes, substantial delays, inevitable failures and real good surprises, Qwant has naturally become in a few years, the spokesperson for the protection of privacy, the ambassador of an ethical and responsible Internet and the artisan of a better web, embodying humanist and European values and addressing a progressive and alternative vision to the large American platforms that abusively dominate services on the Internet.

Today, we have the objective to assume this mission that belongs to us. To rise to the debate, to contribute to our rightful place, to this great common reflection. We will humbly bring bricks, whether technical, philosophical or simply practical, to continue to build together this credible alternative. But one thing is certain: the web is vast and Qwant cannot claim to solve everything alone. So Better Web must become a platform for discussions, a space for exchanges where different actors, from various backgrounds, who will make their contributions.

Finally, we share much more than a vision of the web together. We cherish the hope of an exciting future, far from the dystopian scenario that seems to stand irretrievably before us.

Another future is still possible

There is no need to remember that the web is now present everywhere. In our lives, in our pockets and in our hearts! It exacerbates passions, electrifies our emotions and raises revolutions! The web shapes the world of men and influences ideas by making information accessible and democratizing knowledge to as many people as possible. The reach of the web is unprecedented and its impact is still far from being measured. If we want to take control of our future, it is the web that must be taken back in hand.

We see that ethical projects are developing very quickly and this is really good news. If only in France, there is much to be proud of. Many projects are truly inspirational. It is a real movement that is emerging and everyone’s voice counts. If, like us, you would love to be able to read, listen to and hear them talk about “their internet”, we are sure that you will enjoy joining us on Better Web.

A work of popularization

Fighting for a better future should not be the preserve of those who master code. We are all concerned and more and more of you are asking us very diverse questions on social networks, to protect yourself on the web and choose credible ethical alternatives that work. That’s why, on Better Web, we will provide answers to your questions with an effort to popularize. Mastering the tools we use on a daily basis must be within everyone’s reach. We also aim to communicate more and better about the work we do internally. Whether on our projects to evolve the Qwant product but also on the scientific work carried out by our Research team who participate in the global reflection on the future of search engines. This is all information that we want to share with you.

Finally, you will have understood it through these few words. Qwant changes its tone and evolves with you. We want to get closer to our community, its concerns and take part in the public debate. It’s time to start a new conversation about digital, our values and our shared future. To simply make the web a space that respects you, looks like you and thus contributes to a better future.

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