Paul Graham's Twitter thread on Search engines and SEO spam

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  • Yacy

    Distributed Peer-to-Peer Web Search Engine and Intranet Search Appliance

    > Creating a "trustless" search crawler, where anybody can participate, and then applying an algorithm to determine trust or value feels like it'd be a never-ending arms race - that'd require AI and extensive/expensive resources

    Not necessarily:

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    For developers, you can remove some spam websites from Google and other search engines, with these uBlock filters:

  • digraph

    Organize the world

    > I think building search vertical that are hand-curated would be very interesting to see.

    That was my inspiration behind a side project I made a few years ago — a decentralized, hand curated "search engine" [0]. Never got beyond the side project stage. But I see promise in this in the future. Eventually we'll figure out that human and moderated curation is better than the best machine learning.


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