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#2501 Average Familiarity 

I want a curated search engine. Not one where the index itself is curated, but where the set of domains that's actually indexed is curated. Only a tiny fraction of the web is actually useful, and the set of domains with useful stuff could easily be maintained by a small community.

@arjen Yup, the Internet Archive has the page going back to 2005!

These goals are very much what I want to see from the web, even if I don't think they're satisifed now:

"One of W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability."


NEW! The Kiwix Pi4 hotspot kit! The pre-loaded SD card turns the Pi into a hotspot serving the entire contents of Wikipedia, Wiktionary and RPi StackExchange! Designed for people without online access - we think it's a pretty cool option for Preppers too!


To Infinity and Beyond! Accessibility is the Future for Kids' Search Engines. (arXiv:2106.07813v1 [cs.IR])

Promotion ongoing now also with the LED screen at the Vrijhof!

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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.