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Snippet: Some Tech I Loved is Getting Worse and I’m Mad ☇

Shared on January 25, 2020

Alex Wilhelm for TechCrunch:

Time is supposed to make technology better. The idea is simple: With more time, humans make newer, better technology and our lives improve. Except for when the opposite happens.

While the post is borderline ranting, I agree with most of the sentiment because for every bit of neat, new things there are, there’s a lot of things that are just messier, slimier, or dumber. I’ve been using DuckDuckGo for the last few years, so the Google Search redesign hasn’t affected me as much, but just about every kind of social media has gotten worse for the sake of ads and the algorithm and I’m also feeling a bit of app fatigue (especially with a phone that can theoretically hold all the apps I could ever think of).

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