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As default google sets your region to whereever you are
currently located, hoping to deliver news relevant to where
you currently are. while this is great for looking for local
stores, i tend to be more globally focussed when searching for
almost any other kind of information. unfortunately
war 3 could be going on and google will still prioritze
vancouver canucks scores and that its Michael j. Fox's
It would be good if google alowed more ganualr control over
what information you recive is local and what information is
global.or if you are an expat, perhaps you could choose for
results to be predominat between where youre from and
where you are now.
P.S this is about the 10th idea ive had that has been adopted
by a tech company so i hope google thows me a bone for this.
||I also hope that google will thow you a bone for more ganualr
||I do like this. I don't search for the same kinds of things
between work and home, but keeping two google accounts is
a pain, honestly.
||I just visit the search engine duckduckgo.com when google is obviously localizing too much. Duckduckgo says they do not track you, which I interpret as not bothering to know where you are.
||I have not tried it but I hear it also indexes .onion (Tor browser) domains.
||I'd be interested in a more general "google counterfactuals"
option. For example, "Please search *as if* I were in
Montparnasse, ten years older and had never clicked on those
links about weedkiller."
||It would make a great low-cost, eco-friendly, digital-age substitute
for travelling the world and meeting new people.