The latest Google mishap We had wondered why our Feedburner RSS-feed stats at Lucire had gone way down. Here’s why: Google is serving completely the wrong site. We’ve had to change the links on our site today so that we no longer rely on Feedburner.
How incompetent can Google get? Why I am surprised that Google has totally messed up again? We’ve only had the one Feedburner address for Lucire for six years. And now, it chooses to serve totally the wrong site through our feed URL.
Google’s remaining anomaly on my account Working my way down the list: privacy breaches in Adsense, remedied after a few years; bug in Analytics, remedied after three years. And now that Rick Klau intervened and sorted out the privacy glitch on my long-dead Blogger account after another three-and-a-half years (note: Rick did it in a day. The other idiots at Google dicked me around for three-and-a-half years), there remains one anomaly on my Google Dashboard.
Apparently I have three contacts. Except that none of them are mine. (They are inaccessible, incidentally, so I have no clue who they are. World’s best brand, huh?)
Mystery liking Second time this has happened since I joined Facebook six years ago: I become a fan of a page I have never heard of or liked.
No 308 in France I have my Peugeot preferences set to France, and when I hover over ‘Discover the range of your country’, the browser wants to take me to www.peugeot.fr/gamme/. What a shame, then, that according to its own website, the 308 is not available in France. (If you click through, you discover, of course, that it is.)
Google So easy to break this site. No wonder their malware detection systems suck. They can’t even get things that the public accesses right.
Facebook protects spam accounts Not only are spam accounts getting more and more plentiful on Facebook (I reported ﬁve this morning—and I guarantee they’ll still be around in a month’s time), Facebook actually prevents you from deleting them in a group queue. Here are two I tried to remove from a group I run, and pressing ‘Confirm’ multiple times does nothing. Facebook: even if you want to protect these fake accounts so you can report growing numbers, for goodness’ sake let us remove them from our group queues.
You can press the ‘X’ on the group page or ‘Ignore’ and nothing will happen, either. Also, you’ll notice Facebook has a problem with counting: there are two in the queue, but it thinks there are six.
And it begins Chuck, a.k.a. Nitecruzr, at Google Support has asked me to provide the full windows to back up my claims in the last post. No, I have no idea what difference that makes either. Will we go around in these circles again? We shall see.