Thursday, March 22, 2007

GOOGLE is starting to INVADE the earth

Is it just me or has anybody else noticed that 'Google' is starting to invade the internet everywhere I go?!? I have nothing against Google, in fact I use Google quite often to be honest.

What I DO have a problem with is monopolization of the marketplace! Isn't there any room out there for another powerhouse company? Is there no other company out there that is willing to take on Google and all of it's entities and try to get some business out there?!?

For instance, here on blogger they have now implemented the new Picassa Web Albums for us fellow bloggers that add photos to our blogs. Can you just guess who hosts these albums ~ You got it ~ Google!

Was there nobody else out there that was willing to take on this project? Is it all about the money? I can safely assume that there are at least a few companies out there with the hosting abilities to host the pictures for the blogger community! There are many hosting options out there and there are many, many servers running right now out there in the world. Google was not the only way to go here.

If any of you have been reading this blog or have had a chance to glance at the sidebar I am also a PTR Junkie! I love doing paid to read emails. They are easy money!

Lately I have been noticing an increasing rise of PTR companies that do their advertising packages through Google. You click on the link, a script starts running and you glance down in the little bar at the bottom of your screen and see http://google something or other. Your page takes 10x longer to load and all for the sake of a little bit of extra money. Frustrating.....to say the least.

What I want to know is if that money is going to Google or to the actual owners of the site? Do WE the people that are doing all the clicking get to see all those revenue dollars that WE are bringing in for these companies? Most times the answer will be a simple NO.

Does Google share all of their profits with their loyal fans and users? Maybe they do/should. Maybe there should be another company out there that promotes that exact same idea and shares all of those revenue dollars and gives all of us internet gurus/junkies something in return for all of our time spent on the internet.

Wouldn't that be nice?
We can always dream can't we?!? ;-)

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JennyB

2 opinions:

  • narendra shenoy
  • said...

    I do agree with you. Google's omnipresence is scary, to say the least. I'm smelling another microsoft in the making. Thus far, atleast, Google has been a pretty cool company, not overtly money grubbing like Microsoft is, but theres nothing like a few easy dollars to make people arrogant and insensitive. Wish Google had some decent competition

  • jenbriese
  • said...

    Thank you Narendra, I couldn't have summed it up better myself! That is what I fear is happening too.

    After I saw them buying up ad space all over the internet, and then for some reason, buying Youtube.com for a couple of Billion dollars, they are now everywhere! You can't click on a single page on the internet it seems without seeing their logo staring back at you.

    At least if they are going to monopolize the market get some new logos and division out your company a little. Yes, I do have to admit that as most people that work there have said it is one of the best places to work.

    They can afford to pay for all the private chefs in the staff cafeteria and the fancy lunch rooms. The corner offices with huge windows, and all the bean bags, or massages chairs that their employees want because they are raking in the dough hand over fist...and they want to keep the people that have made that all possible, their employees, happy.

    It just would be nice if someone would stand up and say that they were better, faster, smarter, than Google and prove it. hmmm...we will see I guess.

    Thanks for the comment!
    JennyB