There's Bing Envy Over at Google
Visit the top search engine home pages and what do you notice? One of them is stark, plain, all business. But in a weird turnabout, Google seemed to have a bit of Bing envy when it experimented with photos on its homepage. What followed was harsh commentary from all corners of the Web and Google finally coming to its senses, giving the experiment the swift heave-ho a few hours later.
Not everything Google does drips with awesomeness, and you can't blame it for trying. Successful companies have many more failures than hits -- this experiment was definitely in the former category.
My opinion? I'm all for the change. But it's not about what I think, so tell us: Is it time for Google to change its home page or should it leave well enough alone?
--By Michael Domingo
Posted by Doug Barney on June 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM