I’m getting more than a little pissed with myself these days. Every time Google releases a new app, I jump on the bandwagon and install it on my computer just to try it out. Why do I continually subject myself to this kinda crap?
Anyway… enough ranting. Google just released GoogleTalk this morning. It’s a new IM client that is compatible with the Jabber/XMPP protocol. I’ve installed it, and invited some of my gmail-using friends to download it so I can test it out. I like the interface so far. It’s simple and clean. I can’t speak to how well the IMing feature works, or how well the audio chat feature works… but, as soon as I can test those features out, I will report back.
I joke about drinking the Kool-Aid, because it is sort of getting pathetic. I admire Google a lot, as do lots of people out there. They continue to release products that people like and use often… That confidence in Google is dangerous, however… With every app they release. With every app we install onto our computers… We allow Google deeper and deeper into our lives. Is that a good thing? Only time will tell.