So, I have a question that I thought about a little today. What happens when Google becomes “evil” – that’s what I want to know. By evil, I mean a company people think of in the same way people now think of Wal-Mart. Do I need another example? Maybe I can think of one more tomorrow. But notice how it’s politically correct to be against these “big companies” who *caugh* make a profit and do things well?
I’ve noticed a bit of this recently with Google. Ever so slightly. Is Google too good for it’s own good? Now that the company has gone public, has introduced a bunch of new web utilities recently, and appears to do everything with perfection, will we notice public perception turning away from Google (that’s what I mean by evil).
Ok, here’s another one: Fox News. It has a really bad reputation. People call it the “Evil Fox News” and a lot of people can’t stand to watch it. Probably because of its conservative slant (is that so wrong?) and it’s slogan which says “we report, you decide.” This grabs people different ways. Notice though that Fox News is the leader in the cable tv news market. If it’s so popular, why do people say they hate it?
I’m getting distracted by my examples. My point is this… I’ve detected that Google has perhaps tipped and I wanted to see if anybody else was getting this vibe, as well? Google’s created this perfect brand image that says “we do everything right” and I’m guessing people will be dissapointed one of these days.