Friday, 18 February 2011

Is something wrong with Google?

I think the last two paras say it all for me:

"The risk with Google's steady stream of new features is that most will not click with enough consumers. But it's just as likely that people will tire of Facebook's walled garden and migrate over time to a more open, socially-structured web that exists beyond the Facebook empire. That open web is the realm Google has helped us navigate for the past decade through search.

If the AI platform Google is building piecemeal proves to be as helpful in navigating a post-Facebook web as its search engine was before we all joined social networks, then it's future is far from over. It's only now beginning."

Google is putting its jigsaw pieces to together to create something much bigger than the sum of its parts. The problem for most of us is that we don't what the picture on the box looks like. Maybe the key question is...does Google?

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