Let’s face it, as Americans we love the underdog…the uplifting story of little guy made good (like that of YouTube)…we’re enthralled with the rags-to-riches concept.
Today’s purchase of YouTube by Google for $1.65 billion IS a rags to riches story for YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen…right???
Why is it then that my stomache got a bit quezy when I heard the rumors this morning and the official news this afternoon? After all, I’m a fan of Google. I have a great deal of respect for a company whose corporate motto is “Don’t be Evil”.
Maybe my feeling of unease is because they’ve gotten so enormous and plan on getting even bigger, (they do plan to expand their empire to all four corners) … or because they become so powerful and so connected/interwoven to everything worldwide.
It must be that good ole distrust of the Goliath.
This post was written by: Kim Mickelsen