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Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

pierre_pierre
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Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

I have noticed recently that Google have a location on the search page

    * Camden Town, UK

    * Auto-detected
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          o The web
          o Pages from the UK

They seem to think I live near to the London Centrals, not going to tell them, keep them guessing
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gswindale
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Not showing here at present; however it does on my Galaxy Tab.  Is pretty accurate which I put down to it picking up on the GPS signal as well as my IP address.
nadger
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

@p_p We must be neighbours  Wink
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Not sure who to sympathise with there Undecided Wink
Can't see anything specific on my Google home page Undecided
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nadger
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Fortunately, in real life, we are about 63 miles apart  Cool
johpal
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Mine states Sheffield, UK. Close enough, but the BBC weather site places me in Barnsley. To anybody from outside the area, it may not seem important. To those living locally, we could be on separate planets!  Shocked
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

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To those living locally, we could be on separate planets!
We Southerners think both places are destinations in Star Trek  Roll eyes
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

We wish.....
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julesandsand
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

I can't see a location on the search page.  Sad
Where is it, I need to know where I am?  Grin
john50
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Quote from: johpal
, but the BBC weather site places me in Barnsley. To anybody from outside the area, it may not seem important. To those living locally, we could be on separate planets!  Shocked

Just a minor correction Barnsley is a seperate planet  Roll eyes
pierre_pierre
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

LH side frame see below
Nick_Russell
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

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Where is it, I need to know where I am?  Grin

I think it only appears when using FF or IE8.
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

I had a real problem with google a while back, when I went to google.co.uk it took me to google.it  Crazy Cry
I had to email them saying my ip was UK based not IT based  Roll eyes so I could get English words  Cheesy
julesandsand
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

Quote from: pierre_pierre
LH side frame see below

Thanks, I see it now, apparently I'm in London a mere 417 miles from where I actually am.  Huh
julesandsand
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Re: Goggle thinks they know where you live - HaHa

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Where is it, I need to know where I am?  Grin

I think it only appears when using FF or IE8.

I'm using SR Iron (so presumably works in Google Chrome too) and it appears there.