You know, I like Google search. It's fast, well thought out, gives the results you want yadda yadda. I also like Gmail too, which I find useful for creating email accounts on the fly for various different reasons, though I use the pop3 integration so the interface isn't really that big a deal. Heck, even Google Maps is ok I suppose. Then there's the free wifi it offers in various areas of America (see here for more details). So, Google is aight (trying to get a little street cred in this post).
However, it's recently furore into a different area is quite strange – Google Romance. What the!? This is just too sad on too many levels. Sure sure, they've developed "cutting-edge personal search algorithms" to help you "instantly find your perfect match". But really, this isn't the ground breaking stuff you'd expect from Google.
To be honest, lately Google has been trying to do everything and be everywhere. But it's just not cutting it with me. And what about it's motto of "do no evil"? Recent events have proven that's a crock, as it bent to the will of China to self censor it's new Google China site.
Google is the current darling of Wall Street and the IT world – but it's starting to lose it's shine in my opinion. I predict it becoming the new Microsoft of the future – huge, lots of products, big influence, but hated. Your thoughts?