A new type of Google bomb caused anti-Microsoft image

A new type of Google bomb caused anti-Microsoft image

Summary: Yelp could very well be the source of a new breed of Google bombs -- like the one seen on Google Maps when searching for "Microsoft".  How is this possible?

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Yelp could very well be the source of a new breed of Google bombs -- like the one seen on Google Maps when searching for "Microsoft".  How is this possible?  Well, "Sara B" decided to upload an anti-Windows image along with her review of the company -- it so happens she reviewed the #1 ranking result on Google Maps for the term "Microsoft".  This is a problem because images from Yelp appear in the organic search results on Google Maps.


Intentional or not, this could be a serious problem just waiting to happen.  From what I can tell, nothing can prevent people from uploading any image for any company they want.  I'm not certain how easy this is to actually exploit, or how long the image would last if someone was successful -- users can easily report inappropriate photos through the Google Maps interface. 

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  • I agree

    ..in this case th image is very appropriate though!
    PaulWallen
    • what ever

      You know, its getting damn BORING to hear all of you anti-microsoft, anti-windows freaks out there.

      Its almost nearing the stupidity of hearing Al Gore whining about global warming and "the planet has a fever" cry.

      Give it up already. Jeez. Grow up.
      msnewsgroups
  • less to this than meets the eye...

    that image is already gone. While it's a potential problem, a report about an inappropriate image appears to get turned around pretty fast... which should be "good enough".
    A.Lizard
    • IN-appropriate?

      The question I have is who says this is inappropriate? I certainly think it fits perfectly well.
      sysop-dr
  • Google Removed Link to Yelp.com

    http://medotblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/google-maps-removed-link-to-yelpcom.html
    medotblog