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Our industry's impact on the internet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Honest, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Honest

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    Sitting here meditating, and I'm thinking about our (as in our industry's) impact on the internet.

    If we had our way, Google and all other things we regularly exploit would never, or rarely, update to combat us and our industry. We lose money, time and it's just a headache all around.

    If Google, and all other things we regularly exploit, had their way we would cease to exist. We hurt their customers opinions of them, and many blame the place that delivers them to our shit. Lots of people, not so many these days, do not know the relation between Google and the people it sends traffic to.

    However, I remember the pre-Google days, when Yahoo was the go-to search engine. It was horrible, "keyword stuffing" was the trend and that trend made some people quite a bit of money. It also made it damn near impossible to find what you were looking for.

    Remember the popups? How many browsers crashed for you? PCs locked up? All because a website tried to load what felt like a thousand fucking popups?

    The changes were good, for the world as a whole, but not for the individual. I'm sure the people profiting from the aforementioned were upset, to say the least.

    Now with that said, and your own personal bias aside, how detrimental do you believe our industry is to the growth of the internet?

    Where should the line be drawn?