If you've never gotten excited about an algorithm before, now's your chance. Yesterday Google unveiled changes in their magical search formula designed specifically to weed out results from annoying content farms that churn out dumb articles like "How to Boil Water." Google says the change should affect around 11 percent of all searches and yield more useful information.
According to The Atlantic, which ran a test comparing the two algorithms, the results are actually a lot better: A search result for "Drywall Dust," once cluttered with useless content farm content, now brings up helpful information from the CDC and home repair forums. Meanwhile, the poor content farmers like Demand Media and eHow may be about to experience a digital dustbowl.