So I am on Ork now

The Fish invited me to join his posse on Ork. Frankly I did this to humor him.

I looked at what the service offers and, it doesn’t have any gimmicks to stand apart from other personals or socializing services. I was disappointed because, Ork is affiliated with Google and, I expect better from Google. I like Google News, Google Glossary, Google Groups and so on because these are all components of what their main mission is: search. I liked all the refinements they’ve added to make search easier and more powerful. Google is supposed be search, period, full stop. Getting involved in this makes Google like–yawn–another portal clone. Adding something like Ork makes them into–shudder–Yahoo or AOL. One could argue that helping folks to find other folks is still about search but, I don’t agree.

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