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It seems the now classic infographic movie "Google Master Plan" from early 2007 is now finally outdated, as the main allegations have been recently updated by another infographically-style film, aptly titled The Beast File: Google [abc.net.au] (movie not viewable outside Australia, but watch a YouTube version below).

The new movie, which itself seems to be inspired by the visual zooming effects from the presentation software Prezi, defines Google as an advertising giant whose main goal is to track users and deliver targeted ads.

For the appropiate counter argumentation, you can read the following post at the official unofficial Google Operating System blog.

You can watch the movie below.

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8 COMMENTS

the vader ending is a good choice: now it's ironic, up to 2:30 it was just the same old paranoia...

Tue 09 Mar 2010 at 8:48 AM

SPOILER ALERT, pascal!

Tue 09 Mar 2010 at 10:12 AM
dask

Another great post, as always. I have now also put you into my Data Visualisation References resource list!

Tue 09 Mar 2010 at 12:56 PM

Thanks OZ for the cheap anti-american xenophobia.

I think Google is a little too creative and successful for some people -- omg, it's creating products in several industries!!! run for your lives!! Fact is, if people didn't find value in great new tools, they wouldn't use it.

Case in point: THIS VIDEO IS HOSTED ON YOUTUBE!!! WTF????

Maybe Aussies should focus on the evil empire of their native son, Rupert Murdoch, who wants to own all the news and push his crazed rightwing worldview on everyone.

Thu 11 Mar 2010 at 2:21 AM
James

At the top of what you refer to as "the official Google Operating System blog" it says "Unofficial news and tips about Google"

Thu 11 Mar 2010 at 10:23 AM

@Simon: Thank you for spotting the typo!

Tue 16 Mar 2010 at 8:01 PM

thumbsup @James, those are my sentiments exactly.

Tue 06 Apr 2010 at 9:10 PM
esskay

They really spoil Google's image and business. Thanks for telling us.

Fri 30 Apr 2010 at 10:34 PM
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