Everything the crowd wanted to know from Marissa Mayer

Fri 31 July 2009 09:09, Bas van den Beld

Everything the crowd wanted to know from Marissa Mayer

Over at Digg they thought of an interesting concept: let's ask the crowd what they want to know of someone, and we'll ask the questions. In this case it were questions asked to Google's Marissa Mayer.

At Digg you got to submit questions and then vote on which one Kevin Rose would have to ask Marissa Mayer. What happens then is that you get different questions than the usual questions a reporter asks. The result you can see in the video below. I like the idea, maybe we will do something with this idea in the future.

The questions which made it to the top 10 were:

  1. “Do you ever get disturbed at what you see as most searched topics?”
  2. “With products like Google Docs, Voice, Wave as well as Chrome OS, Google seems to strongly encourage the move to the cloud. However, a lot of users do not have fast internet access and have relatively low bandwith caps. Do you consider Internet Service Providers as a major bottleneck in the user experience of a cloud-oriented system? If so, what do you think can be done fix or circumvent that potential problem?”
  3. “What are you going to do with all the data you are collecting on your users?”
  4. “What happened to the 10th to the 100th promise Google made on its last birthday to put $10 million into the best ideas submitted to Google and winnowed by a vote of the public with final selections made by a panel selected by Google? The initial decision-making was to have come in December, then it was delayed due to the huge response... and now it appears to have gone by the wayside. (This is very disappointing for all who trusted Google to honor its funding promise.)”
  5. “How do you feel about Bing? I believe the search engine has some very positive features. Does Google plan on implementing any significant changes in response to Bing’s release?”
  6. “What product that Google has in beta are you most excited about at the moment?”
  7. “What do you think of Wolfram|Alpha?”
  8. “Who do you think is Google’s biggest threat?”
  9. “Could you please take us through a day in the life of “the boss"?”
  10. “Is Google Skynet?



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