💭 Thoughts on the article Google shattered human connection.

An interesting take on why the internet can feel soulless, and some implied ways to counter that.

Slightly strong on the “back in the good old days” vibes, but a valid critique of search engines as a remover of mystery. Taking things for granted (“the advert to any question is at my finger tips”) has definitely removed the humanness of information for me.

Highlights

Google popularized the habit of taking things out of context


Google eliminated the need to connect with communities online if all you wanted was the knowledge produced by that community.


We now assume it is an established truth that the internet is made of “information” or “content”. This has not always been the case.