Deep, Googly Thoughts

I’m scratching my head a little and wondering, if Google is soooo awesome that they can enable the cataloging of movie-making minutiae, like the path of the Monster in Cloverfield or use their vast volumes of search data to track the spread of Influenza, then why does their Wikipedia competitor, Knol, suck so badly?

Compare Wikipedia’s article on the British band Gomez to the Knol search results page for the term “gomez”. It’s not even a contest, is it? [HT to james for getting Gomez in my brain all day long]

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love me some Google, especially YouTube. Without it (and Jonathan @ Monday Night Brewery) I wouldn’t have Muppets taking over the Today Show, now would I? No. I. Wouldn’t.

I’d also like to say that I’m likely ditching Bloglines (A product that has been spotty at best all week long) to go to Google Reader(Thx, Barry) and iGoogle. I’m already using Gmail for mail and Docs for NaNoWriMo, so why not jump right into the belly of beast.

But seriously, Google, kill Knol now. It’s making your other products have to work that much harder.

2 thoughts on “Deep, Googly Thoughts

  1. I was sad that Bloglines seems to suck more and more, but I haven’t regretted moving the Google Reader. The shared articles is cool, it’s cool to know what my friends are reading.

    The bear frisking the female host was kind of creepy.

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