The question of private space and a space of belonging is often associated with one’s identity. Identity includes the question of gender. The question of transgenders and their inclusion and position within the society has been in debates quite a lot recently.
Strongly vouching for the LGBT community, Google has come up with it’s latest advertisement centered around a transgender protagonist.
The new Google My Business ad takes us to a gym where people aren’t distinguished and are given whole-hearted support in their journey of finding themselves. It provides an insight into the importance of such business places where people can just be and work upon improving themselves.
Through the ad, Google not only promotes its new product, but also succeeds in striking the right chord with the young generation; especially, the LGBT community, as it strongly lends its support for LGBT- friendly companies.
After partnering with Getty images google no longer has it’s ‘view image’ button.
The button was extremely useful for users since when you’re searching for a picture, there’s a very good chance that you want to take it and use it for something
The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the web pages they’re on.
San Francisco: In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the “view image” button from its image search results. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites.
“This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the web pages they’re on,” Google Search Liaison tweeted on Friday. The change is seen as part of Google’s partnering with stock photo provider Getty Images.
Google last week signed a multi-year global licensing deal with Getty Images, allowing it to use Getty’s content within its various products and services. According to a report in The Verge, Google will make copyright attribution and disclaimers more prominent in image search results.
Now, users have to wait for a website to load and then scroll through it to find the image. “The change is essentially meant to frustrate users. Google has long been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures, and the removal of the view image button is one of many changes being made in response,” the report said.
Websites sometimes disable the ability to right-click, too, which would make it even harder for someone to grab a photo they’re looking for. “Fortunately, there’s still at least one way around it: if you right click, you can select “open image in new tab” or “view image” (or whatever your browser’s equivalent option is), and you’ll still open up the full-size picture,” the report added.
In addition to removing the ‘view image’ button, Google has also removed the ‘search by image’ button that appeared when people opened up an image.