Why does no one seem to understand the bigger picture of search algorithm manipulation. This isn’t about being able to work around search blacklists to find certain information, it’s about how we are being steered toward a future where we will not have control over search results at all. We will ask our computer oracles a question and we will get one pre-approved answer. This is the nightmare future we are stumbling into, and (almost) no one seems to get it.
Well, to build a search engine that get you results you like (lets say as google) you need a lot of work so it’s hard thats why most trusted search engine are just meta search like searx until someone come with big number of money and a lot of developers to develop a true open source search engine — Thats my point of view!
There is a serious proposal floating to force Google to open its search index to everyone so competing search engines can be developed quickly.
In this proposed scenario, developers could access the Google index through an API and then add to the index or create a very niche search option. Google would not be able to force these search engines to use Adsense ads or kowtow to them. The Google index would become a sort of public commons.
I was just thinking that Google index or all search engine indexes should be treated as public utilities, not the service on itself but all indexes. This would also help to contribute against climate change since maintaining all of this requires a lot of energy.