If you’ve visited Google Maps lately, you may have noticed that Google is proudly displaying a link near the top of the page that says “New! Get indoor maps on your phone. Learn more.” This link leads to a flashy splashy interactive demo of Google Maps’ latest features, including indoor mapping of places like shopping malls and department stores. The demo shows a smart phone displaying a Google map of a department store along with a prompt to click the “4” and see a map of the store’s fourth floor. After doing that, a new prompt says, “Go back to the floor you are at.”
Really, Google marketing team? Really? “You are at?” Despite its billions of dollars, Google apparently can’t afford to hire a copywriter or a proofreader who advanced beyond third grade English? Really, Google? Really? That’s not just stupid. It’s stoopid.