* Personal fave: https://pinboard.in/search/
* Also, google "<keywords> site:are.na"
Wouldn't use these necessarily for finding an answer to a programming question. More: to find unusual blogs/wikis, to search topics that are full of ad spam on Google or to just explore in the ancient practice of web surfing.
As the site has been growing, I feel like there are increasesd amounts of astroturfing going on. Maybe I'm being overly paranoid, or maybe I've visited r/hailcorporate too many times. However, consider this - reddit is a huge website with a lot of reach, where it's free to post. Even better than that, you can control discussions if you're a moderator. This means you can advertise comparatively cheaply, in a way that looks genuine and reach a wide, desirable audience with your message.
Would you be surprised if there are whole businesses that specialise in creating positive content about brands on reddit? I would be shocked if there weren't.
Especially because every non-expert thinks they are an expert, and if you aren't familiar with the subject matter, it can be difficult to spot
On hackernews- there are rarely subscription sites- and when there is, the first comment is typically how to view for free. Likewise with literally every other forum I frequent.
It's particularly interesting in a /r/politics subreddit that is fairly anti-capitalist
I just want to go back in time to where Google found the code I was looking for. Seems to be after they started filtering results strictly and trying to maintain a bubble around specific users.
I pay for a JetBrains annual subscription to all their IDEs I would gladly pay for a search engine that only filters out whats illegal to a reasonable extent (piracy filters shouldnt be extremely aggresive to where it cripples everything).
Can't find anything about it on the about page.
Doing a few test searches, the results seem similar to those of Bing.
There were a bunch of founders in the search category at startupschool 2018 and 2019, those that I spoke to all used Bing as that was their only viable option according to them.
There's a huge problem with this website, though. It's a search engine and the most prominent thing on the page is a giant picture of some people.
Put the search box, writ large, right in the middle of the page! Not only is it the "language" of search engines, but it's a simple and obvious accessibility win. I'm sure the people all matter to each other, but not to the end user.
Also, if the goal is to eliminate top search results, why not set "exclude top million" as the default option? By default it's currently just a worse Bing. If your mission statement is to get people outside of the Big Tech Bubble, it seems silly in the extreme not to have that as a default.
For example, I'd love to be able to search for "what to do in <city of my choice>" among sites, say, in the middle 50% of popularity, sorted top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top. My intention would be to find more personal pages and websites with sincere, non-manufactured recommendations.
That would be real search.