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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: VinDSL on June 26, 2019, 05:21:19 pm

Title: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: VinDSL on June 26, 2019, 05:21:19 pm
Yay or Nay  :-\


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Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 26, 2019, 05:36:08 pm
You can't ask other people whether YOU should trust Google location services ;D

[EDIT]

Well you can, but you shouldn't listen.
Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: VinDSL on June 26, 2019, 06:27:14 pm
I am a top-level Google guide, but perhaps it's a ruse...  :o







Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: spence on June 26, 2019, 11:00:42 pm
Was this your doing VinDSL?   ::)

https://abc30.com/travel/dozen-of-drivers-get-stuck-after-being-rerouted-by-google-maps/5365547/ (https://abc30.com/travel/dozen-of-drivers-get-stuck-after-being-rerouted-by-google-maps/5365547/)
Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: PCNetSpec on June 27, 2019, 02:27:11 am
As always, if it came unexpectedly outa nowhere, and can't be verified .. you know the smart move ;)
Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: VinDSL on June 27, 2019, 04:07:03 am
Was this your doing VinDSL?   ::)

https://abc30.com/travel/dozen-of-drivers-get-stuck-after-being-rerouted-by-google-maps/5365547/ (https://abc30.com/travel/dozen-of-drivers-get-stuck-after-being-rerouted-by-google-maps/5365547/)

LoL!  :D

In reality, I don't even use Google Maps, per se - I hate it. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Waze fanboi.

That said, I HAVE made a few map 'corrections' on (non-roadway) Google Maps - building entrances & exits, interior photos, business hours, and so forth.

My Google Local Guide involvement was born out of their bots following me - all over the country - and AI asking me questions about everywhere I go - and everything I do. The questions are always very intrusive, but specific to the location.

The funny thing is, I've referred to cell phones as 'personal tracking devices', for years. When I tell ppl that Google is following THEM everywhere THEY go, and watching everything THEY do - they look at me like I have two heads.

The only difference between Google Local Guides and everyone else is, we play 'The Game', and are rewarded for providing Google AI with HUMINT (https://www.bing.com/search?q=humint).

Any other Google Local Guides here???
Title: Re: Top-level Google Local Guides - Do I Do or Do I Don't
Post by: VinDSL on June 27, 2019, 04:15:33 am
As always, if it came unexpectedly outa nowhere, and can't be verified .. you know the smart move ;)

I went ahead and applied (basically new terms and conditions).  We'll see what happens...


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I'm pretty high up the food chain. If I'm not accepted, then I'll become suspicious  ;)