Casanova talkin' smack about Google
I’m a big fan of Xavier Casanova, as anyone who reads this blog surely knows, and not just because his post about my going to Visual Sciences is the fifth most read post he’s published (ahead of the announcement about my boss, Bob Chatham … I hope Bob doesn’t find out 😉
Mostly I like Xavier because he’s not afraid to say what’s on his mind. Take, for instance, his recent post about Google Analytics and the rumor of a GDrive.
Xavier raises an excellent point. I like Google just as much as the next guy. I use them for my personal email, my desktop search, my Internet search, my news, my weblog and for a small part of my web analytics. Still, I wonder at what point they should more carefully load-test the products they’re making available to the world. Google Pages, Google Analytics, Google Video (since fixed), the list goes on … all product launches that didn’t go as planned. And hey, you can only use the “victims of our own success” excuse so much before we all start to wonder if the free food at the ‘plex is being spiked with something Jerry and the boys couldn’t finish in time for old age to set in.
Now that I’m not an analyst anymore, I’m tempted to wax philosophical on this subject but instead I’ll open it up to you folks. Post comments and let me know what you think and Xavier’s post or Google’s recent product deployment strategy.