• BirdEnjoyer
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    2 months ago

    I feel so bad for the younger folks these days.

    Way back when, if Google couldn’t find it and we did some good Google Fu, it probably wasn’t readily available online.

    Now, you know it probably is there, just buried in nonsense generated purely by layer after layer of people’s selfishness. And they never even knew it could be any other way.

    • The Picard ManeuverOP
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      1262 months ago

      It’s a sick joke that we’ve celebrated being in the “information age” for the last 20-25 years, and now that information is being obfuscated by various means again.

      SEO, censorship, paywalls.

      • @Skullgrid
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        682 months ago

        it’s not the information age, it’s the data age.

        Information implies usefulness. Data is just data. Could be right, could be wrong, who knows.

        • @[email protected]
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          72 months ago

          You could say the same thing about information, though. Information doesn’t necessarily imply usefulness. There is an infinitude of information in the universe which is useless to us.

          • @Skullgrid
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            22 months ago

            I guess I should have said “correctness” instead of usefulness

    • @chiliedogg
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      62 months ago

      Google has also disabled some of the search operators that made refining results more useful.

        • @chiliedogg
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          32 months ago

          Which is the most important one for me. It’s also really useful for filtering SEO crap that has 50,000 keywords attached to every page.

          • @chiliedogg
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            12 months ago

            It really breaks when you’re using it multiple times in a string or combining it with other operators.