Google’s Reputation Tops – I Share in the Blame

Posted June 23, 2008 8:55 am by

You know that scene in the Wizard of Oz where the great and powerful Oz is exposed as simply a little old man hiding behind a curtain? I keep waiting for that moment to come for Google. I keep waiting for the “Do no evil” candy colored facade to come crumbling down revealing Google’s true form as the monopolistic tyrant of the internet. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to wait a while longer.

Google\'s Smoke and Mirror show is still working

Despite an impressive disregard for privacy, and an arrogant, hypocritical, two-tiered system of justice which favors big corporations and sites while punishing the “little guys”, Google still has the best reputation in corporate America. Well, at least according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive.

Now, I’m not quite sure whether that’s a vote of confidence in Google, or perhaps a sad commentary on corporate America (my guess is a bit of both), but one thing is clear… I must share some of the blame for this atrocity.

You see, while I was off working on other websites and online projects, this site has been neglected. And, while there have been others such as Aaron Wall and Michael Gray that have been pointing out Google’s hypocrisies and numerous failings, I have been inexcusably silent on several issues of significant importance.

But fear not, dear public, for I shall remain silent NO LONGER! is picking itself up, dusting itself off, and will once again be at the forefront of the war against the Google Gevil tyrant. So please, feel free to have a look around at the fresh design, subscribe to the RSS Feed, or have the posts delivered to you via email, and rest easy, knowing that the fight will go on.

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