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Google


Product Shot 1 The Pros:Free, as in free beer. Or free cake. Excellent search. Fast, clean, simple. Not evil, in general.

The Cons:If Google goes evil, we're all screwed. Ubiquitous search creates a market for SEO which in turn leads to link spam, fake blogs, and other annoying behavior. Could be more open about how they work - too much of a black box.

Google IS the Internet. Well, it's not true, but it certainly feels that way quite often. Perhaps it's a deserved title with services (on top of their search) like GMail, Google Video, Google Desktop Search, Picasa, Froogle, Google Maps, Google Local, and the list goes on and on.
All free, almost all great.

Site : www.google.com

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Pros
  • 35

    Free, as in free beer. Or free cake

  • 32

    Excellent search. Fast, clean, simple

  • 24

    Not evil, in general

  • 20

    Continually coming out with free web apps and services

  • 8

    Non-intrusive ads.

  • 6

    It can find

  • 5

    supports OpenID

  • 4

    in general, Google makes importing and exporting of user data available, usually even gives you choices -> Easy to opt out of Google if you wish to do so

  • 1

    Powered by a pretty amazing business model: AdSense

Cons
  • 26

    If Google goes evil, we're all screwed

  • 11

    Ubiquitous search creates a market for SEO which in turn leads to link spam, fake blogs, and other annoying behavior

  • 9

    Could be more open about how they work - too much of a black box

  • -11

    google "is" evil 'fullstop'

  • -15

    Supports illegal sponsored advertising such as child pornography

  • -19

    Googol is spelled wrong

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Amanie
Amanie: #google What do you think of the new preview button? I love it. I hate going to sites and then finding the data totally useless. At least now you can check to see whether a page load is worth it. Nov 24, 10
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  • Amanie

    Amanie: And hopefully with this feedback loop (which I'm sure Google has), the crappy sites will fall by the wayside. I'm not totally convinced Google always has the user's best interest at heart at all times - they obviously have a conflict of interest with their own Google Ads - at least it should improve search results somewhat. Nov 24, 10

  • Erik

    Erik: It's good for checking sites that you're not quite sure about in a safe way without wasting time visiting the page. Nov 24, 10

Amanie
Amanie: #google Google Docs you are failing me lately! What's up with that??? Nov 3, 10
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