Monday, April 8, 2013

APRILDOM: G for GOOGLE

Day 7 of the NapoWrimo and AtoZ Blog Challenge! And the prompts today are:

1. Topic should begin with the letter 'G'

2. write a poem in which each line except the last takes the form of a single, declarative sentence. Then, the final line should take the form of a question. With any luck, this will result in poems that have a sort of driving, reportorial tone, but with a powerful rhetorical finish.



The one that knows it all.
Has told you every little open secret.
Been with you in your 'testing times'.
Each one of us go to it, at least once a day.
It is beautiful, artistic and a necessary evil.
We lay on it and then cuss it.
Pretension of intelligence is partly based on this.
Little by little, it gnaws at what is only Ours to keep.
And we enjoy this shedding off of our privacy.
One day, we suffer in one way or the other.
But it is the only one that replies to our questions.
Who else would have the time to?



                 


 Yes of course! Google it is! A one stop Pandora's box where we find almost everything and anything under the sun. Data comes to us at the flicker of our hands and we all become magicians for a while, playing with data like it'd not matter.
But it does, considering every data is about a something or a someone. We have become so objectified that we have objectified our own selves without realising so. We are what but bits of information on the world wide web. This is one thought, I'd want us to ponder upon for ourselves.

Any ways, Google fascinates me for the array of services it has developed for its customers. From a search engine to a mail portal to having a portal for blogs, articles, music, videos, books and the list grows every day.









Not just that, Google excites its customers by providing an interactive forum through the Google +, and is the first successful social media developer in India with Orkut. When I started this blog in 2010, I trusted Google much more than Wordpress even with all the benefits it provided, simply because Google Blogger Program seemed easier, simple and attainable rather than the sophistications that Wordpress offers, even though they are pretty much tempting!

And one cannot forget to mention their lavish offices and the awesome workspace and community they build in that space. The team is efficient hard--working and you'll always find happy faces, sharing a joke, brain-storming, walking in pyjamas and sharing a plate of pasta together. I haven't seen a workplace like that of Google.
Yes, I got to visit their office in Delhi-NCR, India and it was a memorable experience.




With my fellow blogger mates


Recently on April Fools Day, they brought a series of whacky apps to 'celebrate' the occasion and let us admit, most of us fell for it, that too, Happily!


Google Nose called the new "scentsation" by Google that would allow its customers to smell their Search results. So, Google asked the customer to bring their nose real close to their screen and click on the Enter button to searches like Handkerchiefs, baby poops, egg sandwiches etc. And of course, this was a trick. 

Google Treasure on Google maps was another wicked trick by Google.




Google has made my life simpler, easier and I can always come back to this world of ecstasy though I know I am only a number, a small dot in this huge blotted paper. 

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