Google no longer indexing decade old articles (that means 2008!)
Time to duck duck go, if you haven't already.
@alex_ Right to be Forgotten folks have robots.txt, and "delete" and, like, duck duck go and other services still archive there stuff and just generally "Right to be forgotten" is kind of a bad ideology when you're talking about a global publishing platform.
We don't have people throwing away library books in deference to the authors right to be forgotten.
This is a net loss.
@ajroach42 Run the same search in DDG and Google every so often and compare the results. It's most obvious with acronyms and words that are phonetically similar to other words, but in general you may be unpleasantly surprised. I sure was, given that DDG had equal or better relevance to Google for years.
@ajroach42 Yeah, it's more that you recommended it and I thought you might like to be aware. I am getting annoyed enough after several months of poor performance to look for an alternative but haven't done so yet, or I'd suggest something else as part of the conversation. Have a good day.
@nightpool Yeah, it's not an across the board thing, and they fix it if a more recent piece that gets indexed contains a link back to the older piece (so it seems), but older content, especially from smaller outlets, is clearly deprioritized or outright removed from results.
@ajroach42 Important to remember though DDG gets some results from Yandex et al, so there's no guarantee those search engines won't follow suit
Right now, Archive.org is the last Library of Alexandria for the web. I just wish it had a better search engine
Indeed! And we're good enough at erasing history without google's help:
@ajroach42 no it was my fault, I should have said, everything prior to Breaking Bad does not matter, for an improved punch line.
I'm still kind of in love with the idea that Breaking Bad defines the start of an epoch, but that's probably a sign that I should get some sleep