Sometimes I wonder if I get just a bit too meta? Reporting on the reporting following the reporting…..
Anyways, media reaction has been mixed following Googles announcements yesterday.
Here’s a range of comments that appeared in the media today:
- Google Co-op is a complicated, non-algorithmic search product that breaks my “remember that people are lazy” rule
- Google Notebook is for a market, search clipping, that is cluttered with the bones of failed products
- Google Desktop soaks up desktop space and CPU cycles while underwhelming
- Google Trends is marginally more useful, but it’s fringe silliness, a less fun cross between Googlefight and Alexaholic
- Google Trends – Kick Ass!
- Google Trends – a great time waster
- The first is outstanding. It’s called
- Danny and Barry spent some time playing around with it, and are sounding confused…
- Google Co-op : Community Search, Spam Opportunity…
Quite frankly, I could go on all day. It’s fair to say that reaction is mixed, apparently based on what you do for a living. Search Marketers, like me, appear to love Google Trends. Generalist Tech journalists appear to demand nothing short of the Second Coming, and the Web 2.0 crowd….
Actually, who cares 🙂