Google Finance - My only thought on this is... Is this a shark-jumping historical day?
Definition of "jump the shark" (via Word Spy) - jump the shark v. In a television show, to include an over-the-top scene or plot twist that is indicative either of an irreversible decline in the show's quality or of a desperate bid to stem the show's declining ratings.
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As a side note, the actual show and episode that helped coined the phrase was when Arthur Fonzerelli jumped a shark on his motorcycle, in a last-ditch attempt to push up the ratings for Happy Days.
Whether this is the shark-jumping moment for Google we may not know for awhile. But gosh, it sure does seem like they try to pump out product after product without really following up on the marketing/education of any of them. Like one of those guys who can paint a full picture in 60 seconds – they come at you really fast, but their treated like throw-aways immediately after launch.
I completely agree, Robert. And now, with Google Finance being such an obvious push into the “portal catch-up game”, it seems as though G is headed down the shark-jumping road.
I like to play the “throw an idea at the wall and see if it sticks” kind of game. I do it all the time. I keep those that work out, and dump the ones that don’t. But I can afford to do that. I have nothing to lose, in the sense that I am not a huge conglomerate with both employees and shareholders depending upon my success or failure. My only losses might be a few bucks for domain names and hosting, and my time. My time, of course, is worth a lot to me, so I don’t throw every idea that I have at the wall. There’s not enough time in the world for me to do that. I have to be somewhat smart about which ideas to try.
Google needs to be a lot smarter than I do, however. Maybe they are. Maybe not. If I fall, I scrape my knee. If they fall, well, it’s gonna hurt a lot more.
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