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a short video about Google's "Master Plan", including some nicely stylized infographic effects.

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6 COMMENTS

Very manipulative! I like how they used money symbols as letters in the founders names.

My favorite was the part where they say Google puts "relevant" text ads when you read Gmail. That's all they really say here, but, of course, since Google is evil, then they couldn't possibly just be using the information for ads. At the end, they conclude Google can't be concerned about your privacy because they have research in genetics. Sensational!

Thu 15 Feb 2007 at 12:36 PM
Jeremy

That video is extremely similar to a video called What Barry Says, which is about the Bush administration and their master plan, you can find it at www.knife-party.com, and probably on YouTube as well.

Sun 18 Feb 2007 at 8:42 AM

How ironic...the video is on YouTube, owned by Google and your site has "ads by Google."

Let's all crawl back into a hole.

Mon 19 Feb 2007 at 3:35 PM

I agree that the video is sensationalist and manipulative. However the amount of information that Google can collect warrants concern. Government bodies are constrained by rules that inhibit data sharing between various branches while private corporations seem to be free to mix and match all their data. Google's comprehensive databases continue to grow in size and value, and give power to the data owners.

On a related topic (and lighter note!) check out the 1985 film Bravil for a crazy future distopia.

Mon 05 Mar 2007 at 1:09 PM
Danielle

What country do you live in? (Obviously, not the US.)
"Government bodies are constrained by rules that inhibit data sharing between various branches while private corporations seem to be free to mix and match all their data."!

Tue 15 May 2007 at 11:53 AM
Janus Daniels

I have never liked Google anyways. Their search results are ok, but that's it. I tried some other search engines after seeing this video a while ago, and all other search engines have the same similar results as Google. So why bother with Google, especially with them being 'evil' lately? I tried Yahoo!, Live Search, and Ask.com, and I have to say, Live Search is a big competitor to Google. I use it everyday, and the results are just as good, plus they give you more.

Mon 18 Jun 2007 at 9:19 AM
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