Ok. So I've seen the reviews of Google's new G1 phone and as a happy T-Mobile customer, I'm very, very tempted to buy it. I'm quite impulsive with electronic purchases at times (I will admit) but bought the Blackberry Curve only 2 months ago. I enjoy having the Blackberry Messenger and all of the various applications that have been created for the device over the years but am tempted to have the "newest" thing and discovering all that Google has to offer via a phone. I suppose I should be patient and wait for more reviews until I jump into it... but part of me wants to buy it and discover it for myself and spread the word! Will it be as "professional" as the Blackberry? Will it be the iPhone killer? Oh the questions!
What do you guys think?
I've been MIA. I'd like to say I was busy changing the world or striking up the most insane business deals but neither are the case. Either way, I'm here today and I'm posting so that's a good thing?
I just noticed when I searched on Google (exclusively through Google Chrome), that after you type in the keyword you are looking for, Google suggests you search on various other search engines? I'm confused! Yahoo is the first they suggest you search on and MSN is nowhere to be found on the list. *Update: My mommy brain seemed to have missed "LIVE" on the list. So yes, MSN is on the list* Sure this makes it easier for us as searches looking for the most comprehensive list of results without having to pull up a million browsers but what is the benefit for Google? Innerestin'.
Update: I ran a few more searches and the suggestion of other search engines is gone. Could this be something Google is testing?
The rather upsetting Serp spam (That I spoke of in my last article) that inhibits Google under my name is still there and I have since reported it but am unsure as to how long it will take for them to remove it. (I'm guessing a while)
The URL of the site is stio-group.com/english/_images/7gcbc/kate-dickman.html
What I did was simply paste stio-group.com/english/_images/7gcbc into Google and up came two more results that yielded the same horrible website. One was for a woman by the name of Linda Zillman (who barely yields any Google results but is apparently the wife of some President at a University in Maine - random?) as well as results for some sort of Mitsubishi power supply? When searching for either of these (very rarely searched terms), up pops up the same infected site that comes up for mine. I looked a bit deeper and it seems another keyword - Dungeon Lords Patch 1 4 (which is apparently a popular gaming download) is infected as well.
The oddest thing of all? The STIO Group situated at http://www.stio-group.com/, is a French Freight Forwarding and Logistics company.
Talk about random. I'm pretty confused to say the least... :-/
Yet ANOTHER update:
I decided to try my name on Yahoo & MSN and I see it on the second page of MSN for my name! Only this time under a totally different URL (TWO sites)......it's under Kate Klingsmith (who is ALL over the web) but ranks for my name..whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat is this nonsense!!?!?! It basically looks like this type of spam/malware is randomly searching out keywords to rank high for and infect and somehow using various websites as URL's to direct you to... I wonder how many other sites/keywords they hijacked? If you look closer, they are trying to rank for "Kate McCann - Mother of Maddie" (the little girl from the UK who is missing as well as some forest products and just a bunch of things. Is this common at all?