If anyone cares, here is my rant about Jeeves.
I have a Yahoo mail account, and one day while checking it an “Ask Jeeves!” banner was there. I clicked on it wondering what it was all about. I wish I could remember the question I did a search on- but it was not at all sexual in nature.
At any rate, I did the search, and got about 50% porn hits. I was really pissed, not really because “Ask Jeeves” doesn’t weed out porn, but because they were advertising on Yahoo mail, where a lot of kids have accounts. I put in one friggin search and get a bunch of porn. You would think there would be some kind of filter or disclaimer or something on the ad implying it was a search engine. All it said was “got a question? Ask Jeeves!”. I thought it was something like a trivia site, and there was no way to know otherwise until you entered a term and searched.
So I got kinda pissed and wrote to their PR person. Repeated above story. After 4 e-mails she still had no fucking clue as to why I thought there was a problem. In the end, I was mad because:
It was not at all clear by the ad exactly what kind of service “Ask Jeeves” provides. It looked like a good way to look up trivia or homework help to me. (something like the Straight Dope or that Marilyn chick)
Upon clicking on the ad, which appeared on a free e-mail site, I entered my question and got back a bunch of porn. Just doesn’t seem right to me.
So I hate Jeeves and the idiots at that company and will gladly help in the burning. Normally I’m not that touchy about things, but it really struck me as irresponsible.
Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.