Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Open Secret of Google Search

Like many, I use Google to answer most of the mundane questions that pop up in my day-to-day life. And yet that first page of search results feels like it’s been surfacing fewer satisfying answers lately. I’m not alone; the frustration has become a persistent meme: that Google Search, what many consider an indispensable tool of modern life, is dead or dying. For the past few years, across various forums and social-media platforms, people have been claiming in viral posts that Google’s flagship product is broken. Search google dying on Twitter or Reddit and you can see people grousing about it going back to the mid 2010s. Lately, though, the criticisms have grown louder.

via www.msn.com

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has noticed this. It seems to be a general decay of anything that relies on search. In a probably unrelated development, Alexa seems to not be hearing me lately, like its hearing is going faster than my own.


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