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How the internet became shit

Herman reflects on the decline of internet quality due to excessive ads and commercialization, coined as "enshittification" by Cory Doctorow. He laments the difficulty in finding niche communities amidst SEO-dominated search results and predicts a future of exclusive communities and reliance on curation. Despite lacking a solution, he holds onto RSS for content discovery.

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It’s really hard to search for things now online without stumbling across 1) a content blog spam page or 2) one of the major platforms already existing like Reddit, Facebook, etc. my hope is that niche communities start to become more prevalent, and people can have meaningful conversations on places not completely dominated by a single algorithm.

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Brandy Sousa

Finding anything of quality seems to have become a lot harder these day online. Search engines have leaned heavily into pushing advertisements and large platforms only