Friday, March 10, 2006

Google Really is Taking Over

What doesn't Google do these days? And of those things it does not do, what does it not have plans to do in the near future?

They acquired Writely, which I love wholeheartedly (see Michael Arrington's post on TechCrunch). They acquired MeasureMap not too terribly long ago (and still have not invited me to join, even though it's been a few months, I think - GRRR to them!). According to TechCrunch, they are working on building a Calendar and something called Google Drive (which will let you store ALL of your data online so you can access it anywhere). And of course there are the new-ish tools like Google Base, Google Page Creator (which, of course, was only up for a few hours before Google took it down and now we are all once again waiting for the email invite), Google Desktop (which I have no interest in using), and all the other things I'm surely missing.

To fear them or love them? I use Blogger (obviously), I have a GMail account (which is my primary email account), I "Google" practically everything when searching for stuff on the web, I use Writely, I want to use MeasureMap, I've signed up to be notified about Google Page Creator, and I'm interested in the Calendar, although not positive I would use it. Let's hope they continue to "do no evil" because it looks like they hold a lot of control over me and my online habits. :)


Stacy said...

You may already know about StatCounter, which sounds like it does similar things to Measure Map.

Ok, back to avoiding going to the BMV today....

Kat said...

Yes, I know about StatCounter. I use it, and I really like it. It gives you a lot more stats than Feedburner does. I can't remember what it was about MeasureMap but I think it offers some other statistics I don't see with StatCounter. Plus, none of these different services manage to count all statistics. Of course, not that many people read my blog, but I like trying out the statistics services. It's fun! :)