Thursday, January 25, 2007

Google+YouTube together, unfortunately

[Image: Google video now with youtube]
Google has just announced that they have finally merged Google Video with YouTube. I see this as a big annoyance, and something that really needs a lot of work.

For one, I have used YouTube for video viewing, but occasionally wander over Google Video to see if there is anything different. It doesn't help me to see the same videos listed at another site. What's worse is that I can find no way to limit the search to only Google Video. I tried and -youtube, but nothing will refine the search.

Google says that it wants a place "where you can search for the world's online video content, irrespective of where it may be hosted." That idea doesn't work well if the basic search operators like site: don't work. At the very least, Google should support the site: operator, or set up another site like (like blogsearch) just for global video searches.

But, this week is the week of Google bashing:For Google's sake, let's hope the list ends here, but I don't mind adding on if they continue.

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7:14 PM | Posted by mike | 1 comments posted below


Give them some time and it will be similar to what you asked.
By Blogger RonV, at 1/26/2007 12:52:00 PM
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