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Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Once upon a time there was five little girl

posted by Anonymous on May 2, 2012

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This is the worst book ever

posted by 10690184 on January 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Hush

    Fuk.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Crimpsonclaw to i dont even care!

    Good bye!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Zaniya Madison Tybresha Aharziah keara

    Once upon a time there was five little girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Best book ever

    Is this the best book evef?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Worst

    This is the worst book ever

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2013

    Dismay

    Shes in highschool, man.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

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    Posted May 10, 2013

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    Yes is good!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Boo/Hiss

    Im about to hurl chuncks! :0=

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Ewww

    I found this book to test on but i found YOU GUYS! ~A cat in the zor

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    Posted February 4, 2013

    Tick tock

    Trending now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2012

    Great

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    READ IF YOU WANT THE TRUTH

    Twilight was the worst book ever!!! Get it staight review #5!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2012

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Wo

    A book on google? Why not just google all your questions? Easy right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Boring

    I didnt like it after i picked it up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Bbest buy

    I dont like the nook

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  • Posted June 24, 2011

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    A view of Google in the age of rapid media change

    I have read several books about Google over the years, and this one is certainly the best written of them all. This is not surprising - Ken Auletta is a writer, journalist and media critic for The New Yorker. His writing is of an exceptionally high quality and a pleasure to read. The book is also very well researched, with first-hand accounts from many of the key players at Google and other companies that prominently feature in this story. Many of the stories about Google's early years have been written about before in other books and articles, but there are also a substantial number of new, untold accounts. In particular, we get a better idea of who were the important early investors in Google and the order in which they supported the fledgling company. Several not-so-famous high-level operatives are profiled who had a substantial influence on Google's development. However, even though these profiles are not the typical puff-pieces that have come to dominate the popular business press, they are not all that critical and candid either. From the point of view of writing an interesting story this is somewhat to be expected. The triumvirate that runs Google despite their incredible business success is composed of three very geeky individuals that don't necessarily have the most exciting personalities. On the other hand certain other highly visible members of the Google hierarchy perform rather obscure functions in the company that are hard to get too excited about from the outsider's point of view. None of the books about Google that have come out so far provide us with the intriguing stories of what is really going on inside Google - clashing personalities, conflicting projects, dazzling new ideas, development dead ends, etc. This is particularly noticeable when comparing books about Google to books about some other prominent technology companies - Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. Apple in particular, even though infamous for the level of secrecy, has enjoyed a spate of recent books and articles that reveal much more about its product development and internal affairs than any one of the books about Google that are out there.

    There are a couple more weaknesses of this book from the point of view of content. Google is a company that prides itself above all on its technology, and yet you will find very little in terms of technological details in this book. Even if you are not someone who is intrigued by technology, it would be important to read about some more prominent technological aspects of Google, at least in order to put Google's success in context. Most technology companies don't succeed, and this is particularly true of search engines, and it would be important to understand what are the technical advantages that Google has that keep it so well ahead of all of its competitors.

    The other big problem that I had with this book is that it provides an inordinate amount of space to other companies and business developments in recent years. In particular, Auletta seems to be very fascinated with the media business and the rapid changes that have been happening to it in recent few years. For instance, the newspaper industry is going through what could be the greatest evolution in its history, and this book tries to give this change a perspective. Google and other internet companies are the key players in this transformation, and it is important to understand how newspapers and Google are influencing each other. However, Auletta doesn'

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    Posted December 12, 2009

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