This is an obvious dumb-down designed to benefit mobile users. Thank You Google for forcing me to make a positive change away from you! I just didn't get it. Google has decided how everyone should use the site, and it's not efficient for me, and I'm sure, for many others. But I scroll Google News all day while at work and I can't use it like this. She wouldn't know what 'blocking a source' means, but this is surely messed up her news reading in a huge way!! Maybe it looks pretty, but by increasing the size of the pictures and whitespace they have reduced the information density, which means more scrolling and makes it less functional for real news consumers.
But it stinks for users. Yet the developers continue to introduce faded fonts, on pastel color backgrounds. The screen real estate lost is massive. Since they decreased the amount of information per screen, I spend much more time scrolling. The change is very plain and unappealing to read. Pretty much every change Google made to news was negative.
Widgets and local search to hopefully follow in the future. The endless sea of white screen, the limited headlines, the dopey cards: all of these things are designed for non-readers. Good luck with that, google. He's striving to raise the level of our dialog. How do I do a standard website search when my home page is Google News? They're -ok-, but not great like googlenews was. Die moeten allemaal gevoed worden - maar hoe? Why the obsession with fonts that are hard to read? And who would have ever thought that a website like Facebook could come along get as big as they are? Imbeciles from the book publishing industry were actually mad that Google wanted to include books in their searches and were resisting it in court. I don't care what's 'popular'.
A total waste of real estate on my big screen monitor. Everything worked fine and now you have deliberately gone in and wrecked it. The new block version is extremely inefficient to use. I'm with everyone else here: bring back the old format or allow a classic view of the news. I liked my newspage just the way it was thanks. So little respect… they must have for their audience.
If I could write that review brain dead Director that authorized this would be demoted to tracing cables in the server farm. I preferred being able to see more in one screen and not having to scroll down. The new format simply uses the power of the computer to make a working feature more complicated. No overview in a user-defined coherent 2D layout of related topics: no more news-at-a-glance overview. Sorry Chris, a pig is still a pig.
Really, you should fire the whole design team, because it's very clear milder approaches to building institutional memory are failing miserably. De middenvelder van Club Brugge kreeg de voorkeur op Mehdi. I know that people reject change and adopt over time. Many posters are saying they're moving on to better news sites. Google and the Digital Divide: The Biases of Online Knowledge, Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
Please give us a way back. Both they and the Top Contributors here want you to be satisfied with Google News. I've looked for and tried changing the default local setting to no avail. Optimized for people who scroll down. The statements he makes there are very important. Back to the drawig board, Google. It is patently clear to me that it has not.
One can change and even add multiple localities in the widget. I can no longer stand to view it. My home and work addresses with Google are both my home city and it was my default city location under the old version. Non metteteci in crisi che già ci sono molte ragioni in questo mondo per essere stressati. I only have a Google account because it was forced on me when I purchased my first android phone otherwise I would not have a gmail account Please put down your cheerleader megaphone and actually give an honest critique of the massive overhaul of the site. Which brings me to my third and last point: Google has failed to identify exactly who their target population is and who their target population should be for their nefarious world domination plans.
Anyone have alternatives to google news? And in the other rubber room… we have Microsoft adding endless features to their applications and burying them in deeper and deeper menu trees… Yay! We want search results and news results without all of the other clutter. This brings me to my second point: Google, in this recent move to ruin not only the layout but the content and algorithms running google news as well, has inadvertently done exactly what they are claiming they are trying to combat i. This is a design travesty. I'll try to find a work-around, but this is just another effort by Big Tech to force us all into using the layouts for stupid cellphones. Best option: Allow users to choose 'classic news' format.