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If your interested - "Google- Behind the Screen" This documentary provides an in-depth look into the world of Google and how it is achieving its goals. However, it also investigates whether Google is aware of the responsibility it has, being the guardian to the entire world’s information, including personal information about its users.
The program also visits the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California and its London offices and Vint Cerf, named ‘the father’ of the Internet, explains the inner workings of Google as a company. Since 2004, Cerf has been working for Google, helping them to develop new applications for the Internet. This documentary reveals Cerf’s view on the development of the Internet and on the role Google plays in today’s world.
With its motto ‘Don't be evil’, Google seems to have the best intentions, but this program reveals that there are also claims that Google is slowly turning into Big Brother, keeping track of its users and continuously making decisions about the information it provides to an ever faster growing number of users.
The program poses the question: Will Google continue to serve as a middleman that brings all useful information to the people? Or will it turn into a monopolistic Big Brother that challenges the freedom of information?
Do a Google Search you should find some information on it if your interested.
[google.com...] Does anyone know if any of these people are accessible to answer our calls? I know these guys are not big on webmaster PR but things are quite a mess right now.
And why is that? Because she is so good at what I call Mayerisms. A couple of examples:
On the topic of the search default for IE7:
The market favors open choice for search, and companies should compete for users based on the quality of their search services.
On the topic of SE index size:
Mayer said that since apples-to-apples comparison are no longer possible [between Google's & Yahoo's index], Google decided to stop listing the size of its index and instead invite Web surfers to conduct the equivalent of a "taste test" to see which engine consistently delivers the most results, Mayer said.
<aside>"Mayer said <blah, blah, blah>, Mayer said." Hmm, excellent journalistic prose.</aside>
From food portions to government to the bedroom, bigger does not necessarily mean better - and has no correlation to quality - despite what Google may want you to believe.