A big duh

It’s time to reconsider Google | News.blog | CNET News.com

Is this article meant to be shocking? Google maps aren’t the best? There are other search engines? What?? *Gasp!*

No, Iknow Mr. Needleman means well. After all, I tend to agree with him. Not that I’d abaondon Google, but as I think I’ve said before–they’ve got their little grubby hands in too many things right now.

I always go toYahoo Maps beore Google Maps because of the traffic offering from Yahoo. I also just like their beta better than Google’s (except that the zoom bar is backwards). But just now I looked at the Ask.com maps, and they are nice. In fact, the “aerial” view is far superior to those on any other site. However, rendering time is pretty stinky.

I think ads, now the bread and butter of Google, will endup being a thorn in its side (if they haven’t already).

Update: I think what really bothers me is that this article assumes that either Google is the best or that or that everyone assumes they are they best. As we know in the case of Microsoft, bigger isn’t always better. Not that Google is Microsoft…yet. And I do love Google. I use its awesome toolbar and desktop search.

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    • vcmc
    • September 12th, 2006 6:45am

    Ads definitely haven’t been a thorn in a certain e-commerce company’s side…

    • The Truth Hurts
    • September 12th, 2006 6:48am

    In emails or on the internet? My point is that it’s becoming more widely known (I really wish I had some links, but alas I do not) that many of those ads link to places with spyware. Google doesn’t care because they pay to have their link at the top or whatever. Sounds evil to me. heh

    • Minnetonkafelix
    • September 12th, 2006 6:54am

    Just remember what maps spells backwards.

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