well I just heard on the radio that google maps is now showing
historical pics of what areas looked like... you can put in a time
period and it will show it in street view.
Now if they can only fix regular maps.
My home is now located in a different town according to them. This
happened a few months ago. As I type my address in a directions it
always tells me I am in the next town. If I just search on my own
address and put in the full town , it still comes up with the other town
name. Frustrating, I have reported the problem and nothing has been
I tried mapping another address and it tells me it doesn't exist.
Hmmm. I know it exists, I was just at it. It offers me other addresses
around it, but that one does not exist. I did a street view and saw the
address as I moved back and forth.
I'm realizing that google has gone off the deep end. When using the
search engine, I find them showing me commercial offerings first. I
could not get to something I was looking up after going through 20 or so
pages. I found it using another search engine. After finding the exact
words in the page, I used it in google, and it still erred on the side
of commercial offerings. I realize that their engine is geared to the
most hits, but many of these hits were not even close.. and that's the
problem, they are stretching it even though I have double quoted my
This doesn't always happen, but it happens often enough, that I think
google has run it's course for me. I was an early adopterwhen I
discovered their simple splash page.. But now, I am often frustrated by
it. They think you don't know what you are looking for and want to do it
Are any of you finding yourself in the same mindset?
Yep, when doing a Google search I keep getting their interpretation of what
I want, based on who is paying for the advertising. I have had to enter my
search times repeat ably, again and again to get what I want. Often I will
put in quote marks to go after a specific phrase. And Google just ignores
Which is ironic because often I am going after very specific information.
Nothing that Google throws up there has anything to do with what I am going
after. But they paid their money so Google buries me in bullshit. rather
than do the actual search.
Google is evil.
I loved it when it first started, but as you say the results now.....SUCK.
I used to love the "search within results" feature, but they no longer use
I use to be able to find my answer on the first page of results, but now,
you're lucky to find it in 4-5 pages
What I find most interesting is google maps on your phone, it wants all kind
of access to contacts, profiles and such, but if you install Google Earth it
just asks for GPS access.
I try to avoid everything google as much as possibly can, I no longer trust
Its all about money and data mining to them now
Google Maps is a great example of how a product can get screwed up when the
y don't leave well enough alone. The earlier versions were easy to use. T
he current version has an embedded search box that obscures a significant p
art of the map and I can't figure out how to hide it without losing it retu
rning to my home location. Nutz.
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:48:53 PM UTC-5, woodchucker wrote:
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