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Altavista: The Rise & Fall of the Biggest Pre-Google Search Engine

8 comments

  1. [7]
    hollowzen Link
    An interesting read about Altavista, which many of you would probably be familiar with if you're on the net around fifteen years ago. It was the biggest search engine before Google showed up and...

    An interesting read about Altavista, which many of you would probably be familiar with if you're on the net around fifteen years ago. It was the biggest search engine before Google showed up and bulldozed the market. The article talks about its history and how it came to affect the development of internet websites.

    3 votes
    1. [6]
      markh Link Parent
      The link isn’t working for me

      The link isn’t working for me

      1. [5]
        hollowzen Link Parent
        Odd, it's loading just fine for me. Here's an alternative link: https://outline.com/YTuju9

        Odd, it's loading just fine for me. Here's an alternative link:
        https://outline.com/YTuju9

        1 vote
        1. [3]
          mrbig Link Parent
          Not working either :/

          Not working either :/

          1 vote
          1. [2]
            cfabbro Link Parent
            Weird... both are working just fine for me. Here are some screenshots so you can read the article, if you want. Original Article: https://screenshots.firefox.com/6CXySW2CKf46WnMg/digital.com...

            Weird... both are working just fine for me. Here are some screenshots so you can read the article, if you want.

            Original Article:
            https://screenshots.firefox.com/6CXySW2CKf46WnMg/digital.com

            Outline Link:
            https://screenshots.firefox.com/zChK3nm9OMUOTnhC/outline.com

            2 votes
            1. mrbig Link Parent
              It wasn't working on mobile, works fine on desktop.

              It wasn't working on mobile, works fine on desktop.

              1 vote
        2. Badger28 Link Parent
          This one worked for me. Interesting article.

          This one worked for me. Interesting article.

          1 vote
  2. Grand0rbiter Link
    In Brazil, the pioneer and only one was Cadê. Altavista was second when you wanted to search some more obscure things like pirate softwares and porn.

    In Brazil, the pioneer and only one was Cadê. Altavista was second when you wanted to search some more obscure things like pirate softwares and porn.