The most common gateway to information on the internet namely Google is on the receiving end from various governments – the ones democratically or otherwise elected.
In an interview to Washington Post, “Google’s Eric Schmidt: Top 10 Reasons Bureaucrats Drive Me Nuts“, you get to read about what Eric Schmidt thinks of the US goverment. In India, Nandan Nilekani is one technocrat who has gone the from outside to inside the government. He never complains of the red tape he comes across, at least not in public.
Since today morning tweets have been talking about the various products Google has decided to shut – Google Buzz, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle social features etc. I wasn’t using any of these actively. Google Buzz was reading my tweets, thats about the closest I have got to using any of these products which are about to shut.
Lately, Google has been talking a lot about mobile internet and internet usage in India. According to Google-India, India will have over 200 million internet users by 2013. Other points from the report, Read more on God, uh I mean Google says internet usage in India to explode…
If any organization can give an accurate, or almost accurate, statistics of internet users in India, it has to be Google. Every PC & mobile internet user uses Google, they could surely even categorize the demography of internet users in India.