I don’t know why, but it feels lately that Google’s searches are less relevant.
I used to be a whizz at finding things online; I’d go to Google and type in a phrase related to what I was looking for, and voila! I’d have an extremely specific, accurate answer in a matter of moments.
Now, however, I find myself typing in multiple phrases and synonyms of words that I’m looking for, and coming up with practically nothing that is relevant or even close to what I was looking for. It feels as though the phrase search (typing a phrase enclosed in quotes) just doesn’t work anymore. Or perhaps I’m just searching for more complicated subjects, due to the nature of my work. Or perhaps, further, there is simply a higher signal-to-noise ratio on the interweb than there ever was before (probably caused by the same thing that caused the exponential boom of blogs I’ve noticed over the past year).
I don’t know. But it feels like I’ve lost my magic Googling skills and that in turn makes me feel as though I’m lagging behind; as if that ever-encroaching, inevitable drop out of the race, that everyone involved with technology must experience, is just around the corner. No; I won’t let it happen yet!