* Posts by jhardy

4 posts • joined 14 Jul 2007

El Reg Street View snappers caught on camera

jhardy

@Simon Elliot

"We need a website with a pic of each unique google streetview car and where it has been spotted."

What we really need is for someone to create a web-page with copies of the paired pictures with Google Earth kml links to where each pair of photos was taken; then when you click on the link, it opens Google Earth with a custom layer with a link back to the web-site showing the two photos, which takes you back ...

You could bring the whole internet down in a nano-second!

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BOFH: Testing the obscenity filters

jhardy

RE: Good old days of BOFH

As a matter of fact <SLAM>

I can't <SLAM>

help but <SLAM>

think that what goes around comes <SLAM>

Oh, never mind ...

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Google-hating Aussie watchdog smacked by confused judge

jhardy

Misleading sponsored links

A lot of people seem to think that just because Google declares the "sponsored links" as such, that is the end of the matter - but it actually misses the key point, whcih is about "misleading behaviour". At the risk being accused of self-plagirisation, I will repeat the text of a comment I made in response to the original story back in July:

The real issue is that the "sponsored links" refrreed to in the court case appeared to point you to one site (which appeared to correlate to the name you were looking for), but actually took you to a competitor’s site - that sounds "misleading" to me.

http://theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,22065877-2702,00.html?from=public_rss

"The ACCC case stems from Google results that came up when searching for Kloster Ford and Charlestown Toyota in 2005. Those business names appeared in the headline for a link to the Trading Post, a competitor for car sales."

Google Australia may well have changed their practices now - I don't know - but the case relates to past behaviour, which certainly seems to have been a bit "dodgy" on the face of the evidence.

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Oz watchdog accuses Google of misleading public

jhardy

RE: Not clear?

Yes, but the issue is that the "sponsored links" appeared to point you to one site (which appeared to correlate to the name you were looking for), but actually took you to a competitor’s site - that sounds "misleading" to me.

http://theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,22065877-2702,00.html?from=public_rss

"The ACCC case stems from Google results that came up when searching for Kloster Ford and Charlestown Toyota in 2005. Those business names appeared in the headline for a link to the Trading Post, a competitor for car sales."

Google Australia may well have changed their practices now - I don' know - but the case relates to past behavior, which certainly seems to have been a bit "dodgy" on the face of the evidence.

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