For anyone that does research by searching the internet for images... Have you noticed the the web of images is drying up?

These days everything goes to Instagram, which is the text book definition of a walled garden. Without an account you can't see anything.

What I usually find when searching are old pictures on Flickr or some blog that was abandoned in 2010. I'd say 80% of the hits I get is from the pre-Insta era.

@mikael I mostly get title card of YouTube videos.... :/

@narF @mikael hard agree on both of those. Also I used to get a lot of Pinterest, but maybe that's not as dominant as it once was.


@car @mikael I'm sure Google dropped their rankings when they notice that people were tired of being asked to create a Pinterest account.

@car @mikael which brings us back to Instagram, who do exactly the same!

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