This is how Google is killing the Web

http://pando.com/2014/01/27/this-is-how-google-is-killing-the-web/
But you won’t find these great sites on the first page of Google results—you might not find them on the first 10. As a result, these services, some of them genuinely life-changing, get lost in the dark recesses of the Internet. Even when you find these gems, you probably won’t think to access them the next time you log on. Their biggest challenge is finding a large enough audience to create a habit around their product.

Creating a habit around a product is limited by the way we browse the Web.

Take a moment and think about the browser user experience. It hasn’t changed much in the past 20 years and since the days of Netscape, we’ve been confined to a search box. We need to know exactly what we’re looking for, either through a search or by typing in the exact web address.

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Mmmm

Can't even look at that link as it is blocked by the security settings.
Maybe that's another reason things can't be found?

ad on same page...

entitled "Pinterest for porn" with a graphic of a nude woman. Could that be why it's blocked @your library?

so I'll need a search box for all my thousands of apps?

does each useful website get its own app?
the solution was the Open Directory Project. We used to teach the ways to search the web: the search tool & the directory. but everyone stopped supporting the directories.

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