I’ve been at Google about four months, and it’s been a hell of a great ride so far. I really need to write more about this later, but in a nutshell… my colleagues rock, the flexible and trusting environment is awesome, and I’m very excited about what I’m working on.
However, I do have to admit to sometimes being a bit freaked out :o.
I spend a good chunk of my morning reading relevant industry news and also thoughtful blogs from Webmasters and others all around the world. I glean a lot of great ideas (and yes, sometimes also bugs) that I share with colleagues here at Google.
A few days ago, I came across a pretty untraditional note, and I thought, hey… wouldn’t it be kinda funny if I actually went ahead and mailed Al a Tylenol packet? So I did. I figured he’d get a chuckle, maybe share it with some friends or even post a quick update on his blog.
I had no idea that something this silly would capture this much attention!
Anyway, yeah, this little mailing was indeed sent on a whim from a random Googler (me!), and though I’m a bit shocked by the response, I’m glad that my letter ended up entertaining not only Al, but also lots of other people.
Along with many others here at Google, I’m working on some very cool projects dealing with Webmaster communications. But aside from all of that official stuff, I’m reminded that it’s clearly the little things now and then that give a human face to this company. Not to mention that when one of us Googlers decides to be a bit wacky, it’s far from a private moment 😛