Google is dead to us. Dead to we who admired, even liked, the Google of Schmidt and Brin.
I read Google's blogs, but they bore me. I use Google services every hour of the waking day, but sadly. Inside Google, morale is poor. At a meeting of data geeks, where once Google ruled, no-one speaks their name. Dying Yahoo gets more love. Hearts yearn for broken old Microsoft.
Is it merely Google's hypocrisy?
It's more than hypocrisy.
We trusted Google. It wasn't just marketing, Google's actions were different from other public companies. That's why we gave Google control of our email, why we used Google's search tools, why I signed up for Blogger, why, even a year ago, when I should have known better, I let Google manage my net identity.
We were wrong. We feel betrayed.
Google made me feel stupid.
That's why we despise Google.