Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Short "Yes I'm Alive" Post

Here we are three plus months into 2013 and I haven't made a single post prior to this one. I always have questions percolating around in my mind and fresh new opinions that I want to share but for whatever reason this hasn't been the right forum. For the most part I've been making short posts to Google Plus when I have something I want to share. G+ continues to be a great outlet with a lot of engagement and an ever growing user base. Of course if you listen to most of the press you'd think it is Google's biggest failure to date.

Speaking of Google, I have had a longer piece sitting on the back burner for the past few months that looks at where Google makes their money. The obvious answer is of course advertising but its interesting to look at a breakdown of where that money comes from and what the associated costs are. When I did that I discovered something interesting. I'm not going to say more about that right now but it's easy enough to figure out if you're willing to look at their financial statements. I may even dust off what I've already done and post my analysis sometime soon. When I started the final 2012 numbers weren't in yet and they should be now.