posted on Mar, 17 2005 @ 09:40 PM
Look around, people... the WWW is becoming a major spam network.
That's getting really a frustrating issue... most the the search engines on the web these days seems to be so sold out to e-business that it's
nearly impossible to make just a simple websearch without having tons and tons of links to Amazon, eBay and other crappier commercail links!
Today I made a search to get some in-depth infos on a painting from Arnold Bocklin, on Google and Yahoo, and it gave me PAGES of links to commercial
pages with no other purpose than to sell you stuff. The Internet was created for the free, public, sharing of information, and since we're in
Bushworld, big businesses are trying to make it their own space, just as it ever belonged to them. Even ATS is on the slow process of getting
commercial... and I loathe the idea that one day, they gonna charge you monthly fees to post in the forums (to the moderators that read this: if you
ever lower yourselves to that point, prepare to get attacked from all sides!
Now Wikipedia seems to be an interesting, but still very limited, altenative to the spam-infected Internet when it comes to search for some valuable
infos. But I'm wondering, what are the other options? Can anybody propose useful search engines and good forums that are not being assimilated by
How fo do you think we should resist and fight against corporate control of what is on OUR property? Should we begin to make war plans?