8 Best Articles on Search Engines
The most useful articles on search engines from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Search Engines Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on search engines by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- A look at search engines with their own indexes
- The Future of Search Is Boutique
- GPT and Search
- Gmail creator says ChatGPT will destroy Google's business in two years
- Why you shouldn’t trust AI search engines
What is ...?
New to #search engines? These articles make an excellent introduction.
What is Visual Search? A Primer for Local Businesses
To make best use of the images that we upload to the internet, it's helpful to understand how Google uses technology to interpret our images.
Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on search engines—all under 10 minutes.
Why you shouldn’t trust AI search engines
Plus: The original startup behind Stable Diffusion has launched a generative AI for video.
Gmail creator says ChatGPT will destroy Google's business in two years
Although ChatGPT is a revolutionary product, Google is also aware of threats from A.I. to its own business and could be working to protect its revenues.
GPT and Search
There's a lot of talk about how GPT is going to take over search. Meaning, compete with or take down Google. I get the excitement there, but there are
ChatGPT Opened a New Era in Search. Microsoft Could Ruin It
Startups say Microsoft and its Bing chatbot—not just Google—are stifling competition when it comes to creating better search engines.
Google is reportedly testing an alternate home page with ChatGPT-style Q&A prompts
Google is still freaking out about ChatGPT.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on search engines.
A look at search engines with their own indexes
A cursory review of all the non-metasearch, indexing search engines I have been able to find.
The Future of Search Is Boutique
The way to improve search is not to mimic Google, but instead to build boutique search engines that index, curate, and organize things in new ways.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Search Engines, including:
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We are the Nieman Journalism Lab, part of @niemanfdn at Harvard. We're trying to figure out the future of news.
MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
Interesting Engineering is a cutting edge, leading community designed for all lovers of #engineering, #technology and #science
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