Thursday, 19 May 2011

Google Social Search: Thanks but no thanks...



Just been watching this social search video. Funnily enough, I didn’t have any misconceptions about Google Social Search until I started viewing it...




Let me get one thing straight: social is my job. And I love getting recommendations from my friends. And I hope they enjoy getting recommendations from me.

But I don’t like the idea of my search results being tailored to what the people I follow on Twitter recommend makes me feel a little bit, well, over-tailored to.

Thanks Google, but sometimes I’d rather make my own decisions based on the best option available, rather than the opinions Twitter, and other social networks have to offer.

What do you think?