Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Google Owns the Universe

New leaks from the GRA (Google Rebel Alliance) operatives. This article has just been leaked from our ninja's inside MSN. They too understand the need to inform the public of the Google Skynet. Please read and pass along the word. Remember, Google is Skynet!.

Here are a few exerpts to note:
Forget the damn dirty apes. Google is totally poised to rule over man. It’s only a matter of time.
[Google] can now track you straight up to your front door step via satellite


(*excerpt from MSNBC.com)
Google owns the universe — does anyone care?

Web nerds see a monopoly brewing. Are they just being paranoid?

By Helen A.S. Popkin
MSNBC

Is Google totally freaking you out right now? Because it sure is the blogosphere! If you’ve been distracted by Olympic speed skating Gold Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno’s stunning victory on “Dancing with the Stars” or Lindsay Lohan puking in your bushes, here’s just a sample headlines that recently popped up on just the first page of results on Google News search for “Google.”

* “Google CEO Hails Korea as Digital Age Test Bed”
* “Google Chairman Dismisses Privacy Issue”
* “Street View Maps On Google”
* “Google online programs move offline”
* “Google Grabs GreenBorder to Tighten Web Security”
* “Direct Traffic News Apple iPhone could get Google tools”
* “CDC Expands Google, China Mobile Deals”
* “Google improves AJAX apps toolkit”
* “EU Questions Google Over Data Storage”
* “Facial recognition slipped into Google image search”
* “Google exec to form rival to NFL”

Forget the damn dirty apes. Google is totally poised to rule over man. It’s only a matter of time.

Looking back, it’s easy to see how we were sucked in. Google was different from all those other search engines. It was cool, decorating its landing page logo with string lights and Easter eggs for the holidays, or even a Guggenheim sketch on Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday. What’s more, Google totally understood us, what we meant or what we wanted even when we couldn’t spell it ourselves: “Do you mean “Prisoner of Azkaban?” Why yes, Google! Yes I do!

But like some kind of messed-up online relationship with Rep. Mark Foley or “Dateline NBC’s” Chris Hansen, Google got all creepy on us. Did you know (and if you don’t, you should) that every time you use Google, it’s storing all your information for an undefined amount of time? And, it's for no reason at all, says no-nonsense ZDNet Digital Market blogger Donna Bogatin — at least as far as you, the user, is concerned?

Skeptical? Surely you’ve noticed that Google is reading your Gmail. Is it any coincidence the ads that pop up in the right side of your Gmail landing page have a whole lot to do with your correspondence with Aunt Rae-Rae?

Oh no! Grandma took a fall? Can I interest you in a Lark Mobility Scooter? Boss won’t get off your back? Perhaps you’d enjoy Season Two of “The Office,” now on DVD! “Lost” season finale blow you away? 24PetWatch can help you local your missing dog or cat within hours!

Top off the Gmail telepathy with the fact that Google’s been voraciously acquiring every worthwhile thing on the Internet, and can now track you straight up to your front door step via satellite… well no wonder the recent launch of Google’s Universal Search had every tech geek in the blogosphere Kaczynsking all over their keyboards. As the search results reveal, Google is taking over!

Okay, so maybe I’m engaging in a little hyperbole here — not about the Kaczynsking blogosphere geeks, but Google angling to become our Evil Overlords. And if you’re just a regular Joe who mostly hits Google during your work hours to find pictures of Lindsay Lohan puking, you may wonder what the big fuss over Universal Search is all about.

Here’s the deal: Google now includes maps and video in its search results. But, it’s not so much returning Yahoo Videos as much as it’s returning videos from YouTube, which Google owns. While it's totally understandable (and quite possibly disingenuously defensible) that Google does a better job returning content they own and can index than they do returning content from others, it's still a bit off.

Of course, Web nerds love to cry foul when they see a monopoly. See, many of them are terribly bright, and if they weren't attracted to the essentially individualistic, libertarian, anonymous Internet, they'd be rich investment bankers by now.

The question is, should the rest of us non-Web nerds care that Google is doing a really good job beefing up its search by including in its purview useful content that just happens to have been created on its proprietary sites? Well, the best form of government, bar none, is a benevolent dictatorship. However, since a dictatorship also happens to be among the worst forms of government, people get in a tizzy when all at once, Google tips its hand.

What hand is that? Google is far and away the best search engine (although when I put "best search" into Google, the first result was dogpile.com, and I haven't thought about them in about a decade. To be fair though, the same term entered in dogpile.com returned some whack page on eBay. After that I get dizzy and have to sit for a moment.) Google may have let its slip show a little when it started including all these videos and maps. Google returns the Internet? Sure, no problem, that's why we love it. Google returns content mostly from Google properties? Aw crap, Google owns the Internet.

That seems to be what's got the Web folks in a mess, anyway. Either that or those freaking out are really all search-engine optimization types complaining because their jobs just hit a complication. Oh poor dears. Maybe they should get a real job instead of passing off their snake-oil as medicine.

© 2007 MSNBC Interactive

The Google Rebel Alliance - You have been warned.

23 Comments:

At 2/12/08, 7:29 PM, Blogger James said...

I *knew it*. Who has the tools to dismantle Google to fend off the impending Jugement Day???????

 
At 2/1/09, 4:45 AM, Blogger Jiri said...

Google doesn't scare me one bit. In fact it was Google that stopped M$'s expansion in every direction. (and I guess Apple - when it comes to mobile music). One thing is still missing though - Google developed/partnered Unix OS. I hope it will come soon....

 
At 2/12/09, 12:42 PM, Blogger Tim G said...

wow, that is some ridiculous shit you have on here.

also, skynet isn't an organisation, nor was it in the terminator movies.

you're making yourself look stupid.

 
At 2/12/09, 1:12 PM, Blogger Masoni said...

1. I found this website via Google.
2. You realize Blogger is a Google service?

 
At 4/2/09, 7:24 PM, Blogger Jon said...

I am from the future - this blog will become the President of Pepsi Presents the People's Republic of the North American Alliance of America

It did so in a bloodless coup - only smotherings.

 
At 7/8/09, 2:45 PM, Blogger Rob Lundy said...

I know its been said before. but I need to say it again, just because it proves that you are a complete idiot.

blogspot = google...

Google has a very concise business model that is making them a lot of money, ad delivery. They have no reason to deviate when their founders have been among top 10 richest people in the US for the last however many years.

...

get off the drugs... you're paranoid.

 
At 7/16/09, 5:04 AM, Blogger Alasdair said...

I agree google is getting really rich as people pay lots of money to get their websites posted and it could find websites selling bombs and nuclear weapons

 
At 7/16/09, 5:05 AM, Blogger Alasdair said...

I agree google could find websites selling bombs and nuclear

 
At 8/4/09, 6:30 AM, Blogger Andypantsoff said...

Terminator is the A/C, so much like the movie.

 
At 8/4/09, 11:31 AM, Blogger amol said...

it can be happn we cant deny thz stuff like this guys..........

 
At 10/30/09, 2:27 PM, Blogger Pter said...

Hello...

If Google is Skynet, then does that make "Bing" the John Henry that will fight against Skynet?

(Yes, I know, John Connor leads the resistance.. Go watch Terminator Sarah Connor Chronicles. A T-1001 is trying to set up something to counter Skynet using an A.I. that was formerly the "Turk II")

 
At 3/12/10, 4:52 AM, Blogger morbo said...

i don't think the fact that Blogspot=Google means anything at all.
there are systems in place that an individual cant help but participate in even if that system is obviously detrimental to humankind. Capitalism is evil yet i spend money every day...hell i am at work earning it as we speak.
Am i an idiot? or a slave?

 
At 3/12/10, 4:52 AM, Blogger morbo said...

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At 12/11/10, 12:06 PM, Blogger Jim said...

lol... I love how you use blogger to spread the word about how bad Google is... too funny. On top of that, your readers have to be Googlers to comment lol!. If irony was made of strawberries, we'd all be drinking a whole lot of smoothies right now (south park).

Of course Google will become the next Microsoft, it's the story of empires, they rise and fall, eventually Google will get huge, they'll piss everyone off, and then get taken over by another small company with great ideas. For the time being though, we'll enjoy the great ideas Google is coming up with.

 
At 1/26/11, 8:23 AM, Blogger Alex said...

I’m glad to have read this. Quit an intresting revalation. niche finder

 
At 1/27/11, 10:07 AM, Blogger terry said...

Wow.. very interesting theory you have there..

 
At 1/27/11, 10:08 AM, Blogger terry said...

very interesting theory you have there diet plan

 
At 1/27/11, 10:09 AM, Blogger terry said...

why would skynet want to take over google anyway?reggaemusic

 
At 1/27/11, 10:14 AM, Blogger natalee said...

Google has been a force to reckon with since forever besides the two company exist in separate domains.oversize bag

 
At 1/27/11, 10:16 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

this is some far fetch story but lets see how it works out..car auction

 
At 1/27/11, 10:18 AM, Blogger Sheryl said...

i dont think Google needs to deviate from the Business plan they already have.. its been working fine so far..music beat

 
At 6/22/11, 8:11 AM, Blogger thexfiles123 said...

Google owns the world, its too late !

 
At 5/23/14, 5:05 PM, Blogger Asjad Akhtar Hassan said...

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