Google Places Survey Challenge – Describe Places With One Word

Google has recently added a “Take our Survey” link to the Places page. I thought that it was a simple 2 question, rate your satisfaction survey with an optional third question (it actually goes on forever). But it was the third question that intrigued me: Describe Google Maps in one word.

I love Google Maps. I hate Google Maps. I find it exhilarating when it works and am continually frustrated by its quirks and oddities. I find it a challenge to understand and simple. It can help a business become successful and drive that same business to the the depths of despair. I am in awe and desperation.

ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

Ambivalent? For sure but that hardly captures my feelings in one word. I have trouble coming up with one word that describes the jambalaya of thoughts and feelings about Places.

My challenge to you: Describe Google Maps. Come up with one word that captures your sense of (sur)reality when it comes to Maps and Places!

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
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38 thoughts on “Google Places Survey Challenge – Describe Places With One Word”

  1. @John
    Yiddish, invented and German words are all accepted. Why Yiddish and German? They both have demonstrated the ability to capture a complex essence in a single phrase (think zeitgeist or the incredibly flexible “oy vey” or the subtlety complex “mitzvah”)…perhaps they have one that can capture this.

    Mine was “ambivilation”.

  2. aqueous.

    all the properties of water, it can please you, it can drown you, it possesses you, you drink it, it makes you pee.

  3. This one from Perry is great!

    “aqueous.

    all the properties of water, it can please you, it can drown you, it possesses you, you drink it, it makes you pee.”

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