As one of Google’s highest-ranking women, Marissa Mayer became a Silicon Valley superstar, but inside the search giant her dazzle sometimes wore thin, with colleagues rebelling against her imperious style. In the wake of Mayer’s jump to run the struggling Yahoo, Bethany McLean asks whether she will be its savior or its next big problem. A year and a half in, the results are mixed.
So, they not only fuck around with Reader, they also fuck around with Google Talk.
Yes, the two Google services I use the most.
(Gee, thanks, Google.)
Commentary / Reactions
- Social novelty filtering (or Google Reader, R.I.P.)
- Google, destroyer of ecosystems
- Google’s Lost Social Network
- Former Google Reader product manager confirms our suspicions: Its demise is all about Google+
- RIP: Google Reader Meets Its Inevitable End
- Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives
Von so SEO-Gedöns bekomme ich ja Pickel, aber wenn’s die Lara schreibt, hat es sicher Hand und Fuss.
Facebook is alive, it’s made of living things. Without those lives within the digital communications platform, there is no Facebook. On the other hand, Google is dead. Google operates on the traces left by living things, but not on the entities themselves. It’s the footprints in the sand that Google uses to predict the next set of footprints in the sand.
Googleheimer – Markus rantet und fasst die aktuellen Probleme mit/für Google zusammen.
Does it really need to be explained why all this is bad? The courts have spent centuries determining reasonable limits of free speech in public settings: we don’t need private corporations absorbing the public sphere, providing governments and themselves easy mechanisms to marginalize anyone unwilling or unable to play nice inside the walled gardens.
- inessential.com: The Readable Future
- The beatings will continue until morale improves – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Wie ich das Geld auf der Straße fand und was ich damit tat nachdem ich es gefunden hatte – Hackety hack hack
- "Zinsen einer negativen Aufmerksamkeitsökonomie"
- Queryology: Googles ehemaliges Geschäftsmodell | ctrl+verlust
- 500px / Photo "***" by Igor Makarov
- Wohnen: Think mini | Lebensart | ZEIT ONLINE
- Country von Jeff Bridges: Es gibt immer ein Pferd, das noch geritten werden muss
- Und plötzlich ist das Internet da
- Racism in Tech
- Reader redesign: Terrible decision, or worst decision? – >*
- → The New-World Economy of a Modern Magazine, or, A Single-dip
- Google Reader Gets The Google Plus Treatment
We haven’t quite seen yet what exactly is going to happen with the redesign of the Google Reader but that blogpost did not look good at all and people are rightfully unhappy about it. It sure looks like Google Reader has to pay the strategy tax and get rid of features in the hope to lure people to use Google+.
And yes, I am a bit worried. Google Reader is by a far margin my most used site on the web.