Thanks to Siri, Google, and other Internet search tools, information is at your fingertips like never before. Unfortunately, that also means it's easier than ever for information to slip through your fingertips. Forget to write down the headline of an article you recently read, or a Pinterest recipe you stumbled upon, and you may never find it again.

If you've experienced this, you're not the only one. This week on The Verge Lizzie Plaugic bemoaned her inability to find her favorite YouTube channel from high school. Like others who have had a favorite article or video slip their memory, she says that she doesn't remember the name of the channel or any of the video titles, just small details, like what song was featured in one of the clips.

"Unlike when I discovered that YouTube channel for the first time, I can't hope to stumble upon the missing videos by aimlessly surfing," Plaugic writes.

Studies have found that the Internet messes with your memory in a number of ways. For starters, a 2011 study in Science found that if you know that you have the ability to look up a piece of information later, you're less likely to try and memorize it. Other researchers say that because websites don't have as many cartographic clues--such as page numbers and paragraph location--as books or other printed texts, you're likely to forget what you read on the Internet. And thanks to the addition of infinitely scrolling pages and autoplay videos, it's now easier than ever to get lost in a sea of information.

As Plaugic also points out, people also now consume more information in a variety of media and across a variety of apps--which makes searching Google to rediscover a funny meme or cute animal GIF that you came across on your Facebook feed the other day useless.

"Tags, thumbnails, and titles will only get you so far," Plaugic acknowledges.

Thus, for now, the only way to ensure that you're able to find a piece of content later is if you save it in a different location. Not only does this give you an easier way of tracking down information, but it may also improve your memory. In a 2014 study, researchers from the University of California Santa Cruz found that people who saved a file before moving on to the next one were more likely to be able to recall the contents of that file.

You may consider turning to some old-fashioned memory tricks, such as writing down keywords or using word associations or mnemonic devices to try to remember exactly where you found a piece of information. And then there is the most low-tech--albeit earth-unfriendly--solution of all: print it out.