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Is Google the Devil? Okay I know there are a lot of conspiracy stories about Google. How it is all too powerful, too dominant and all that stuff. It is like a utility, it knows too much about too many, or even Google is God. Anyway […]

Is Google the Devil?

Okay I know there are a lot of conspiracy stories about Google. How it is all too powerful, too dominant and all that stuff. It is like a utility, it knows too much about too many, or even Google is God. Anyway all that stuff may or may not be true, but this recent development scares the living daylights out of me. Anil has linked to a Search Engine Watch story on Orkut, which is the latest social networking application to hit the web.

If you remember some of the arguments I made in my piece, My Network My Way and Privacy concerns raised by this piece, I think Google is positioning itself to pretty much know everything about everyone. You can do phone number look-ups, you can do reverse phone number look-ups, Google someone and get all you need to know about them. And now with this service, you can even track down their friends. Or as the skeptic in me likes to think: triangulate a person on the web.

Like it or not, social networking as it is implemented today is evil. So is Google the new devil? I am not sure about that yet, but I just wonder what will happen to the Sterbble (Friendster-clone bubble) and all the social networking wannabes? For them Google might be the devil.

  1. Russel Harvey Friday, January 23, 2004

    So, you’re actually on Micrsoft’s payroll.

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  2. A Google venture too far?

    The wires are buzzing with news of Orkut, a social software/on-line community initiative ‘in affiliation with Google’. Variously reported (see here, here and here), and sparking some strong comment: GigaOm says this recent development scares the living…

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  3. The wires are buzzing with news of Orkut, a social software/on-line community initiative ‘in affiliation with Google’. Variously reported (see here, here and here), and sparking some strong comment: GigaOm says this recent development scares the living…

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  4. i think that google is the devil too, right on my brutha…. SATAN LIVES

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  5. mmmmmmmmm? this is a srange story. its true! but strange. theres alot of things going on at once. im curintly more weryd of the doller store tacking over the world. mc,d is trying to poisen the world. googles watching us all and the doller store is trying to get rich off of something they found in there pants. we just got to many problims.

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  6. Oh wow. First rock music, then TV, then video games, anf now GOOGLE? I’v just given up on people like you. It’s a fucking WEBSITE. A website can not be something, that lives in a place with hellfire and brimstone, let alone something that we have no proof exists. Ok, so say Google IS the Devil (Which is physically impossible.) you’re right, and me, and almost 98% of the internet is wrong. Ok, and then, this “Devil” Google, will be pissed at people like YOU, exposing it, and preferably spare the rest of us, for not believing in you hippie bullshit. Well, if you’re still reading, and don’t remove this for “abuse” then, please, just reply. Oh, and i highly doubt, that a 13 year old, can abuse a 20-30 year old. That’s right, i’m 13, and i just proved you wrong. Unless you’re just going to remove it, and deny this comment was posted, or just reply saying “ZOMG! UR DA DEVIL!!!” Well, that’s the end of this rant.

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    1. ur rant is awesome and so is google! im so tired of you stupid people trying to piss random people off in ur spare time so just shut up and enjoy the internet

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      1. Your spare time. Monday, May 24, 2010

        Just let them be. Dont be trying to deny these people wrong in YOUR spare time.

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    2. i hate 13 year olds Thursday, October 14, 2010

      Wow 13 year olds are the devil.

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  7. Tom Graziano Friday, April 23, 2010

    What are you talking about it’s a website. It can’t be the devil. You are trying to make something it isn’t

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    1. i agree with this one

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  8. Hey, Im Google and i just want to say that all of these rumors about me are absolutely true, right down to the Satan part. you guys are good.

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    1. Hey Google, aka satan, i’m altavista and i just want to say, i’m better than you. At least i’m not trying to destroy peoples souls. I’m just trying to supply information to those who want it (and also make a little cash on the side…..but hey…i gotta live somehow).
      PS you stink!

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  9. STOP STEALING MY THUNDER GOOGLE!!!!!!

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  10. Cut it out you two, you’ve been at this kinda crap for over a million years now and it always goes the same, google tries to find ways of extrecting all the information out of every species we’ve created while satan’s scaring them all to death and i’m trying to keep the peace. You’d think you’d have learnt ur lesson since wiping out all the dinosaurs. have a bit of patience we’ll have the solution for a perfect creature some day and we can wipe this place out.

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