"Google no longer providing original URL in AMP for image search results"

Time to share this one again before it's too late:

How to fight back against Google AMP

@markosaric That's terrible news, but Google has never felt any real backlash at any point for developing amp. I'm not sure how yet, but our response to this should be way more vocal. Simply not using chrome appears to be insufficient.

@yarmo true. anything can help. talk about it, share content about it, stop using products that promote it (google search, chrome browser) and most importantly don't integrate it on your site and raise awareness to those who have done so

@markosaric That's part of the reason I'm aiming to make and host my own site from scratch. I know it will be slow since my hardware isn't the best, but I'll have full control over it. Also, the DuckDuckGo browser for Android is really good. I'm currently using Chromium on my laptop, but I use Tab For A Cause and I'm not sure what all it works on, same with a screenreader extension.

@markosaric been saying the same since the world and its dog turned over everything to AMP :(

@markosaric pretty soon u wont be able to go to webternet pages if google does not bless them

@markosaric I don't know why AMP exists. It delivers a truly awful user experience. I have never opened an AMPed website that actually worked. It is not uncommon for *scroll* to be broken.

@mwt it exists because it's easier for google to control more of the web with it :) but hopefully it will turn to be a failure as most signs point in that direction

@markosaric It's remarkable because there were other options. For example, if they built a transparent CDN that optimized images and applied brotli, they could control the web without breaking it. Most users would even love it.

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