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[–] thatguyiam 1 points 36 points (+37|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I dunno about you goats, but what riles me most is that most search engines limit your search by displaying an extremely limited # of links for your search query, with a message at the bottom saying 'The following results are not relevant. Repharase your query'

...theyve also made many sites obsolete, by deranking to favor their msm bullshit. There used to be hundreds of thousands of active blogs, but how do you monitor them all? Just derate them so if anyone queries about anything, they'll end up with a plebbit link in their query. Perfect for this fucked communist shadow gove we got. Get everyone on the same blog make it easier to censor them all. Fuck this. Time to go back to niche blogger sites.

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

people choose convenience over freedom

Quoted for truth.

This mentality is seen everywhere. Most people refuse to learn Linux because "muh games" or "I'll have to relearn everything" but then microsoft released a new version of Windows that looks completely different, breaks older programs, continued to spy on everything you do. All those reasons people have for not switching is voided because Microsoft is guilty of it, too.

People buy a car, rely on it to function so they can get to work. But learning how to do basic maintenance? Nah, let's pay someone else to do it for me. Got a flat tire? Good thing I payed AAA, now I'll wait around for an hour so they can do something that would take 15 minutes to do. But hey, at least I don't have to learn something new.

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[–] scared_yung_father 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Found the problem, missing https and it's not very mobile friendly otherwise I agree with everything.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

people choose convenience over freedom

In a lot of cases, "convenience" isn't at issue.

Make a post on gab.ai? You'll be appreciated by both people who see it.

Make a post on GNU's social media platform? Grandma will ask you why you don't use your Faced Book anymore.

Same deal in a lot of cases. Many things require critical mass and capital investment, and that doesn't come easily or cheaply. Not just in dollars and cents, but also eyeballs and participants.

As soon as something requires large amounts of the general public to buy in to be effective, you will be subject to their whims. Even if they want to bail out, particularly if there are too many choices of where to bail out.

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[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

you cant blame "people" as people are 6.5 billion individuals, some like you and me who fight for an open, creative, public internet. The power over the Internet has shifted away from programmers towards a handful of corporations. Content has gone from what programmers want to talk about towards what corporations want to talk about -- fake news and merchandise

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[–] 12421619? 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I can vouche for this, have dabbled in search engine optimization for nearly 10 years now.

It used to be the case of gaming the search engine's system, which to this day still works for obscure keywords or non-political ones.

In my (and my friends') tests we have concluded it is impossible to game the system on any set of keywords they personally monitor.

This is how they intend to rewrite history (and its narrative) because the newer generations do nothing but search for stuff on google.

This is the main reason google+youtube needs to die ASAP.

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[–] Doglegwarrior 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So your saying we are living in 1984

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[–] Wahaha 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'd prefer for them to get serious competition. Maybe something like https://www.yacy.net/en/ only with good enough search results.

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[–] therealkrispy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's not shadow communist. Communism has, notably, a much more hands on approach. America experiences feudalism, where massive, corrupt corporations are basically given territorial control over the people. Well, the answer isn't "niche blogger sites,' the answer is a new internet. One purpose built for anonymity and designed with no central infrastructure. 100% P2P, heavily encrypted.

The best part? Piracy would skyrocket, bleeding Hollywood dry of literal trillions. Silicon Valley would be disrupted to a point of collapse. They deserve it, for the awful things they've done, for their state sanctioned success and their failure to promote liberty.

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[–] thatguyiam 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Agreed

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[–] Highonfire 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Shadows on the cave wall