I must call attention to this article on Salon.
How Google flushes knowledge down the toilet
Search engine optimization is filling the Internet with misinformation about human bathroom habits and more
In the sidebar: 5 pointless pop posts from the Huffington Post. 10 listicles from Buzzfeed. 8 more random links from aggregators Upworthy and GigaOm.
Below the article: 3 more listicles. An ad for Biblical Money Code. Pictures of Kate Middleton. “We recommend” money advice from the Bible, cheap auctions, health benefits of blueberries, etc., etc., etc.
And more! The week in 10 pics, 10 summer food festivals, you get the idea.
I know, we have annoying random ads on this site, too, but we’re pathetic pikers compared to anyone who intentionally taps into the HuffPo/Buzzfeed Vortex of Misinformation.
An article marvels at the bad information infesting the internet, and all the advertising clutter in which it wallows demonstrates exactly why it’s such a mess.
Maybe we need to think harder about going to a subscription model here.