ComPost: Google


Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/15/2014

I guess you COULD get Google Glass

But only if you’re ready to face reality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  glass, Google, google glass

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014

What Google’s Do’s and Don’ts for Glass Explorers are really saying

A quick dose of reality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:53 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, google glass, technology

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 01/27/2014

The states of the union in stereotypes, via Google autocomplete

Thanks, Google!

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:03 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, stereotypes

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Gmail’s new ‘feature’: e-mails from strangers!

Don’t be creepy.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:58 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  don't be evil, gmail, gmail feature, Google

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Google to banish death with new company, Calico

Death is so 2007.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  calico, Google

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/31/2013

How I became the world's worst cyborg -- a GoogleGlass review

Dagnabbit!

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  glass, Google, google glass

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Dear Google, About these recent changes to Gmail

This is not change I can believe in.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gmail, Google

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Is there Google after death?

With the tactfully named Inactive Account Manager, you are forced to contemplate not just your regular mortality -- but your digital mortality.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google; facebook

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashley Judd, the 47 percent and the death of context

Just wait until Google Glass and other similar technologies come along.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ashley judd, google glass, mitch mcconnell, technology

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Through a Google Glass, darkly

Darkly, or, Alex's Adventures in Wonderland.

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Google Maps is back on the iPhone and will fix everything that is wrong with your life

I have no idea where I am, but I'll never be lost again!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:08 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Google

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Our Google histories, ourselves

Curiosity led to the cat’s getting some weirdly targeted advertising.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:55 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Google’s cyborg glasses

We are becoming indistinguishable from a society of crazy people.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:27 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet

Welcome to the end of the anonymous Internet.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Google’s new search ruins everything

Stop the personal search, I want to get off.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:38 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, oy, why

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Mark Twain, American classic

A brief tribute to the man we praise and don’t read

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:03 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Twain, books, Google

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/24/2011

What your Thanksgiving chef is Googling right now

It’s terrifying!

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Thanksgiving

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 10/21/2011

MC Hammer’s great idea — WireDoo, the new Google

It’s like Google, but — different.

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:44 PM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MC Hammer, Google, ah, the 90s

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Google+ is open to everyone — but is it already too late for the anti-Facebook?

But is it already too late?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google, Social Wars

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Is Facebook already turning into Google+?

Thanks, I think?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Google+, social network wars

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011

Google acquires Motorola Mobility in a totally non-evil, self-defense move

These aren’t the Droids we’re looking for.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:48 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, technology

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Why Facebook, Google+: the green-eyed monster gains another eye

The envy economy

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:36 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Google Plus — some literary circles

Some literary circles.

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Plus, graphics

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 08/04/2011

What’s worse than Santorum’s Google problem — his Savage problem

If Rick Santorum falls in a forest ...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:04 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Santorum, Savage, Google

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Facebook? Google+? Twitter? Which social network are you?

Google+? Facebook? A handy flow chart.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  social media, Facebook, Google, handy charts

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Google and our delegated brains

We depend on strangers for our facts

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, kids these days, memory

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Grow up! Google Plus isn’t the new Facebook. It’s the anti-Facebook.

What do you mean, everyone doesn’t want to hear from me all the time?

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Facebook, Kids These Days

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Tim Pawlenty’s failing Google Test

Do you know what’s on Google? Everything!

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Google Test, Pawlenty

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Google Music, Microsoft Skype-Net and futuristic disappointments

And other futuristic disappointments.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, technology, kids these days

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Antisocial search: Why I’m -1 on Google +1

Bring back antisocial search!

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Only on the Internet

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/08/2011

Happy Fat Tuesday! What I’m giving up for Lent

After Fat Tuesday, no more self-googling!

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lent, Google

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Google vs. Bing: Finders vs. Keepers?

Google has accused Bing of copying its search results. This fight exploded over the course of the day, with increasingly official allegations and denials. Honestly, the only people using Bing were probably the Google researchers trying to see if it...

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:48 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Petri, Petri | Tags:  Google, bing, oops

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Brilliant, Google Art Project! The only bad thing about museums is museums!

Google has just launched something called the Google Art Project, an online museum- going tool. True to form, Google has figured out the truth about us regular museum- going tools: The only thing we don't like about visiting museums...

By Alexandra Petri  |  01:29 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  Google, art, awareness

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 01/13/2011

Wikipedia and the demise of the dilettante

Wikipedia, light of my life, fire of my loins. Five syllables, trippingly off the tongue. Wee. Kee. Pedia. Thursday was Wikipedia's tenth birthday. According to the About Wikipedia page, it contains 3,528,071 articles and 22,902,598 pages in total. "There...

By Alexandra Petri  |  06:10 PM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Worst Things Ever, Worst Things Ever, Worst Things Ever | Tags:  Google, kids these days, the power of myth, wikipedia