Google Blog Maximises The Cringe

July 10, 2007

Bloggin’ down under: the official Google Blog.

OMFG. This post followed the Postini announcement. Could the cliche’s be any thicker and the content more curdling. It’s hard enough having Americans tell you how much they love your accent and thinking that you’ve got a bloody great big knife in your pocket without having the worlds biggest search engine add to the stereotypes.

As for it being NAIDOC week on Google Australia, I didn’t notice because I’m too busy using still hasn’t been updated to include the latest UI changes, the ones that allow an easy switch to other Google search services such as Google Blogs. Perhaps the Google Australia team should spend less time with the logos and dicky posts, and more time with the UI. And BTW, Google Maps may have started in Australia, but the imagery still sucks and is in many cases years out of date, my house is still a vacant block despite the pad going down 3 years ago October, and if I use the mapping feature to get out of the estate I’d run straight into a mound of dirt. Please explain! 🙂

4 responses to Google Blog Maximises The Cringe

  1. Mate, that’s a bummer! We’re usually well behind you here in New Zealand and even we get the UI with quick blog search access! Good thing, too, ’cause it’s nearly impossible to force (instead of to come up…

  2. Crikey! How did they possibly miss mentioning the correct spelling of the words “optimise” and “monetise”? 😉

  3. Yeah, I love the way Americans treat the rest of the world as either a) twee, cutesy outback, or b) a terrorist den. But don’t worry, we love Australia and Australians here in the UK.. and we should, because we get to enjoy fine Australian TV like Neighbours, Home and Away, Kath and Kim, and Prisoner Cellblock X, and because many parts of London are more Aussie than British now 😉

  4. Peter
    On the part of London, you need to visit Perth, Joondalup and Rockingham, it’s literally spot the Aussie in a sea of English people.

    On the TV side, we definitely get the better deal. You get crap, and we get Parkie, Dr Who and Torchwood in return 🙂