Monday, March 23, 2015

Google's Getting Too Smart for Its own Good

I noticed today that Google is getting too smart for its own good. I typed in 'silly animated shows' and I got results with words ranging from 'funny' to 'humorous' and 'comedy'. Somewhere along the line Google must have added some thesaurus based search mechanism in order to better understand what the user is aiming for. But there is, as far as I know, no way to turn it off aside from the hassle of exact word searches. But suppose I wanted to do several exact word searches without lumping them all together as one phrase? Google is broken and somebody needs to fix it. Bring the stupid Google back for when we need it and let me search for what I'm looking for, not what some context deprived machine thinks I'm looking for.