mercredi, novembre 16, 2005

Google Base & Google Analytics: pas de louanges à tresser!

Quand je vois ce billet de Fred Wilson sur Google Base et Google Analytics, je me dis que je dois me taire et leur laisser une chance d'émerger

Ce ne sont même plus des bêtas visiblement mais carrément des alphas voire encore pire!

Laissons-les donc naître (avec un accouchement incroyablement difficile....) et on reviendra sur le sujet quand on y verra plus clair.

PS1: la vérification "manuelle" (droits d'auteur, "type" de contenu, de chaque annonce classée et de toute autre forme de contenu (publiée sur Google Base) par Google me paraît totalement contraire à leur modèle actuel du tout automatique. Une erreur d'orientation? Pourquoi un tel choix quand on possède déjà une plate-forme comme Blogger/Blogspot?

PS2: Je cite donc Fred Wilson car c'est vraiment "fort"

(Mon dictionnaire donne boiteux comme traduction à "lame" - no comment)

While I am venting about Google this morning, I may as well share a feeling I've had lately about Google.

They are lame.

Not in their core search product which remains the single greatest web service in existence.

But in many of their recent initiatives, Google has introduced a delay between submit and display.

And that's just lame in this day and age of instant recall.

Here are some examples of their lameness.

When I first uploaded a video to google, it just vanished. Poof. Gone. I had no way to see it and no idea where it had gone to.

I put Google Analytics on my blog on Monday. I still don't have any data. The service tells me, "Analytics has been successfully installed and data is being gathered now. Your first reports will be ready within twelve hours." Not exactly.

I submitted a theater review to Google Base this morning. And it took ten minutes to be processed and displayed. Does it take Craigslist that long to post a listing? No way.

Posting stuff to the Internet has to be instantaneous. What if wrote this post on Tyeppad and it took me 10 minutes to see the result? What if I posted a photo to Flickr and it took a day to see it? What if I put sitemeter on my blog and had to wait three days before seeing my traffic?

I would stop using all of those services. Fortunately, they don't do that to me.

Google does. Is it arrogance that they think they can get away with it while others can't?

Are they so huge that their vaunted data centers can't process the posts quickly enough?

Who knows?

But I know this. Google is lame.

2 commentaires:

Xavier Casanova a dit…

Ils ont juste ete victimes de leur succes. C'est pas si evident que ca de lancer un produit de ce type a cette echelle et ils ont peut etre ete un peu gourmants. Dans quelques jours plus personne n'en parlera.

d.durand a dit…

Bonjour Xavier,

Vous avez sûrement raison!

.... mais il aurait été mieux alors de terminer le "bugfixing" à la maison plutôt que de laver le linge sale en public.

cordialement

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