All Your Base Are Belong to Us

In their goal to organize the world's information (a mere stepping stone on a sinister path to global domination, I'm sure), Google has recently launched a beta version of Google Base - a searchable online database to which anyone can post anything.

I spent some time with it this afternoon and, honestly, I don't see the point. Many of the items link directly to external web pages and the rest contain self-published content. Maybe I'm not examining it closely enough but it doesn't seem like Google Base is offering anything that isn't already available through regular Google or Blogger. People seem to be contributing though. I'm guessing because it taps into the prevalent self-indulgent desire to put one's own fingerprint on the world wide Interweb. I'm just as much of a sucker for it as anyone. First thing I did was post a link to this blog.

Kinda get the feeling that Google doesn't really know what the point is either. The whole thing has a "let's throw it against the wall and see if it sticks" air about it. No doubt they'll find some way to integrate it with their other properties and strengthen their empire. Google's smart that way. Scary smart. By the time the rest of us clue in to the masterplan Google's domination will be absolute and we'll have no other choice but to bow down to our new information overlords.

3 comments:

Darrell Heaps said...

"Scary smart. By the time the rest of us clue in to the masterplan Google's domination will be absolute and we'll have no other choice but to bow down to our new information overlords."

Nicely put Gillian. :)

Read this post about Google base and RSS. Crazy.

http://billburnham.blogs.com/burnhamsbeat/2005/11/rss_and_google_.html

http://billburnham.blogs.com/burnhamsbeat/2005/11/rss_and_google_.html

Mat-E said...

Ladies and gentlemen, uh, we've just lost the picture, but what we've seen speaks for itself. The Corvair spacecraft has apparently been taken over -- 'conquered' if you will -- by Google. It's difficult to tell from this vantage point whether they will consume the captive earth men or merely enslave them. One thing is for certain: there is no stopping them; Google will soon be here. And I for one welcome our new information overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted automotive engineering personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.





Yeah, I googled to find that quote. Damn.

Google Applications of Sitebases Protocol said...

The base can help come perfect the services.