Longer post coming, but a brief note about searching for things on the Internet. Camille Paglia has talked often and plainly about her view that the emergence of widespread and performative gender confusion is a sign of a historical end stage. Google is pretty sure that’s not a real thing, and would you like a page on…foley catheters? There’s a grand total of one indirect sort-of result, a thing you can click on that will move you toward the thing you want, but you won’t just find the thing you want.
Brave is good — both the search feature, and the full browser.
I switched about a year ago, I really like it so far.
Always a good reminder that Google is censoring even the smallest stuff.
No article. No links to my ‘Stack. No…..nothing at all. For Google searchers, the article may as well not even exist - and I think it’s worth pointing out that this particular article was written after the predicted winter wave crashed over the country, destroying the official narrative about covid vaccines and their efficacy. This is important because the Censorship Industrial Complex admits that it censors true information if that information would lead to increased vaccine hesitancy — meaning they will censor the truth and promote lies in order to further the narrative. (This simple fact means we shouldn’t trust them about ANYTHING!)
Google is absolutely the worst. Duck Duck Go was better a few years ago but I think they’re getting sketchy now also. I hate it when I KNOW I’ve seen something online and then can’t find it again because it’s buried somewhere. Small wonder my phone is perpetually at the limit of 500 open tabs! 🙄
I deleted my Facebook and stopped using google about 5 years ago. Google is an evil company. Most tech companies are. There was a time I believed tech companies wanted to improve humanity. Now I believe they work to enslave it.
Try Yandex.com instead. A shower of resulting entries for 'Camille Paglia transgender "end stage"'. Oddly enough (considering history), there seems to be less search engine censorship through that Russian search engine.
"But Bing promptly coughs up a link at the top..."
And while you're at Bing, it has perhaps the best free AI image generator. Goo- Goo- Google, Goodbye.
I also just cancelled my YouTube Premium membership, after having have it for over a year, to protest their demonetizing Russel Brand. Google has gone way to the evil side. WAY WAY to the evil side.
No GOOGLE has been my SOP for several years now. I just wish more people would let go of the convenience over substance nipple long enough to realize they are being fed mind altering synthetic milk.
I've been increasingly frustrated using Duck Duck Go for a while now, and came across a recommendation to switch to Brave Browser. Does anyone have experience with that? Is it ultimately owned by BlackRock or something?🤦♀️
Same experience here. Around the time of the George Floyd incident I vaguely remembered that a white guy had been choked to death by the police. I Googled "white guy choked by police" and every conceivable iteration and permutation of the search terms and got only pages and pages of stories about George Floyd. I went over to bing.com and put in the same search phrase and instantly got the name of Tony Timpa, an absolutely appalling story of police misbehavior. That's when I learned that there are people at Google, live humans and not algorithms, who decide what you can know and what you can't.
Google, DuckDuck, Brave, Yandex, all of these main search engines most accessible are pure crap these days. Because Google is crap, and the others buy their product, then apply their own touch. Very limited results, many gibberish suggestions, often not even related to the search words. And at some time in the last few years the search engines stopped recognizing Boolean search symbols that help filter results. The search engines today ignore them.
I was a darn good internet sleuth by knowing Boolean, but they've made that skill irrelevant. I know there is such thing as a "dark web" out there that takes off the content constraints and filters that this web most use exists in. Making it more free, but you assume more risk on it, illegal websites that get LEO attention, and that you really don't want anything to do with.
But I wonder if anyone knows of a non-Google based search engine on the dark web where information is accessible and knowledge of Boolean still matters and can get you to more of the full resources available on the web? There has to be a way around this Google monopoly on internet search and I think it might be on the Dark Web. Avoiding the problematic sites.
Google worked fine just now on that specific search. Seems they detected the fuss.
Everyone please use RefSeek.com.
But don't trust any of them.
Google is collaborating with the "enemy." They hold patents on voting machines, voting machine software, and "body activity connected to digital currency" primarily crypto.
Links here, IF you can't find it from the above.
No jab for you, Grandma? No food - no heat!
I haven't searched with Google in years. First I used Bing, then Duckduckgo. Does anyone have a search engine that they really like?
It's worse than simply blocking you from seeing wrongthink. I think Google has managed to break their whole system in the attempt. It's hard to find anything at all with Google now.
Bing is run by the same kind of people and on the same trajectory, just at the slow pace of Microsoft.
Duckduckgo is just an aggregator of other search engines, and has its own layer of censorship now, rendering it doubly useless.
Brave search is less censorious but they do their own indexing, which isn't as comprehensive as Google was in its prime.
Yandex, Baidu and other foreign search engines will find things that Google doesn't want you to see as long as Putin/the CCP/etc. don't mind.
And they're all sticking idiot chatbot summaries at the top now. Not to mention the flood of AI generated nonsense pages dominating what search results there are.
We're watching the web rot in real time. People had best relearn what bookmarks are and start curating, like we did back before Google invented PageRank.
Even that won't last forever as independent websites are fading away. Dead links everywhere and getting worse all the time. It's a quiet apocalypse. RIP the new Library of Alexandria, 1989-2016. It was good while it lasted.
Yeah DDG tanked early in the Covid Years, they sold out fairly quickly.
Brave has been good sofar.
Google is only useful for entertainment nowadays, kinda like a mystery lucky dip, you use it to see what goobly gook it gives you.
Bing, better than Google, who would have thought. Thanks Chris. I love Camilla Paglia; a true feminist, strong, not asking for protection from the patriarchy.