Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th May 2013 23:03 UTC
Google "During its Keynote today, Google announced new features coming to its flagship search function - you know, that thing we all started using Google for. VP Amit Singhal spent some time discussing what Google's search functionality will eventually morph into. Google's strategy is summarized by three words: answer, converse, and anticipate. Singhal explained that many of the pieces of these upcoming changes can already be seen in products that Google has recently introduced - namely, Google Knowledge Graph and Google Now, with perhaps a splash of Google Glass, too." I hold on to my hat every time Google changes Search. It's such a vital product in my daily life.
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RE: I don't want
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 16th May 2013 01:08 UTC in reply to "I don't want"
UltraZelda64
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2006-12-05

I don't even like how Google works now as I often search for this or that computing- and/or programming-related tidbit and Google has the tendency of ignoring most of my search query and returning completely irrelevant stuff, generally favoring all sorts of celebrity-fluff and the likes.

Wow, really? I never, ever look up celebrities--and I don't know the last time I found such a ridiculously irrelevant result. Well, except when using their newly-neutered image search, where even if you are using blunt search terms, the porn filter kicks in and destroys your results. IMO their main search seems to work quite well and taking the main key words of a search query and giving relevant results. Maybe I'm just lucky... but then I don't know or search in Finnish either. A lot of my searches involve computing/operating systems, video games, hot peppers, beer, or just some random thing I get curious about all of a sudden (lately, keyboard layouts and languages, especially the German language).

Edited 2013-05-16 01:16 UTC

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RE[2]: I don't want
by ilovebeer on Thu 16th May 2013 04:51 in reply to "RE: I don't want"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Their image search has indeed gotten bad. It could be worse but they've definitely taken a few steps backwards there. As for their web search, ... that has gotten worse over time, I agree. It would be a lie to say I haven't ever wanted to kick it in the nuts. But, it hasn't gotten so horrid that it's unusable so Google Search can stay, for now, ...but you've been put on notice.

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