CSG News: 10.01.2015
GOOGLE KILLED THE TILDE, but Don't Despair!
In 2013 Google quietly and without fanfare killed the tilde [~] as a symbol in Google Search.
The tilde which allowed a search, not just of the keyword entered, but of synonyms. For example ~genealogy also searched for ancestry, family history, roots, tree, surname, etc. In 2008 in the first edition of his terific handbook, Google Your Family Tree, Internet expert, Dan Lynch, said of the tilde: "This operator is especially useful for genealogy research because it can direct Google to find pages with a surname and/or place name, but only those that have something to do with genealogy.
However, Google moved on and decided by 2013, that it didn't need the tilde any more. Do Not Despair, all is not lost. Come to the Oct. 17 CSG Fall Seminar and learn how you can overcome the death of the tilde and soldier on. Google continues to grow and change and you can keep up by attending this Seminar.