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November 1, 2006

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If I were to define blogs, I'd say they are an honest form of expression. Sharing what's interesting to you with an audience, discussing what do you think about current events, building connections and links.

I started this blog last year as an exercise. I've been following Google's evolutions for many years and I thought this is a good excuse to learn more about a company I like.

I didn't invent the concept of Google Operating System, I just wanted to tell its story. The platform is already there, some pieces are already built, but Google's operating system will continue to amaze us in the months to come.

What have I learnt in this year of blogging? You can learn from other people without stealing their work. Mistakes are sometimes the beginning of an exploration. Comments can make a small idea much more valuable than it really is. The best way to report news is to create them.

When I create a new post, I try to write it for me. If I find it useful for me, if it makes me happy or if it's something I really need to write, I'll press "Publish post".

While the first months of this blog were just a small echo, the first post that made an impact was Google Browser, an April Fool's Day joke. Without that (shallow) post, this blog wouldn't exist now. The impressive audience that followed after that little post made me more responsible and forced me to grow.

Thank you, Philipp Lenssen and the impressive community from Google Blogoscoped. Thank you, those who read this blog, write their comments or send tips. Thank you, Google for being the most interesting subject in the tech industry.

18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on one year! I'm sure this blog will be one that will continue to grow.

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  2. Happy Birthday Google Operating System.
    I've known you since you were but a few months old. :)

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  3. Congratulations for this Blog. During this year nice and inovative ideias have come. So i hope to see another new year full of creative articles.

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  4. Congratulations Ionut for this blog! Definitively one of the best on Google.
    An other Google blogger addict! :-)

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  5. Nice going mate!

    I'm actually pretty skeptic to the whole bloggin concept. I see so many blogs with people just doing random rants about random stuff.

    This is one of the few blogs I check daily!

    Keep up the good work!!!

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  6. This site has become a daily source for news, more important since I'm now using more and more Google services.

    Nice work, and thanks.

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  7. congratuation
    your writing is valueble for me, because i could catch the innovations of google.

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  8. congratulations. i am using the personalized google homepage to keep track of your blog. keep it up! i love to see agree your discoveries and your viewpoints!

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  9. Congrats! I've got a pile of blog posts that never quite got finished, or weren't interesting enough. We should have a "clean out your stories" week and just throw it all live. :)

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  10. Congratulations Ionut! :-) I've been reading GOS since at least the Google Browser joke and I want to thank you for all your helpful and informative posts. This is the only blog feed I keep on my google.com/ig home page.

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  11. Congratulations!
    Keep walking, Ionut.
    Many of us are reading you.

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  12. Warm congrats to the 1st year, hope at least 30 may follow.

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  13. Congratulations! I guess this is just the beginning. I found GOS when I was looking to add stuff to my personalized homepage and now I have to read it everyday. I'll leave it at that.

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  14. And thanks to you for providing this cool blog! I check it everyday 'cause you got lots of fresh & original stuff, presented in a very accessible way...

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  15. Your blog is great.!! a lot of interesting information! :) I read it every day!! Thank you

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  16. Hey, good work Ionut. Congrats and wish many perfect articles.

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  17. Congradulations! I read this every other day. Usually every day.

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  18. here's one lurker tipping his hat to the only blog he reads. congrats on the 1st yr, may it be one of many! blessings~

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