aNewDomain.net — Imagine Google Analytics in real life. Imagine it at the check-out counter. In this Google-created parody, you really get an idea of the madness and the complexity of it all. The Google parody video—it’s Google Analytics in Real Life—is at once funny, informative and a tiny bit alarming.
Google is great at making fun of itself in self-created parody videos. Google Analytics in Real Life is just the beginning. For instance, if you’ve never seen it, check out Google’s parody video of a fake two-button keyboard app called Google Gmail Tap. Morse Code was the key technology here. That was a Google April Fool’s Day joke that went utterly viral.
Now, Google produces some pretty hilarious videos that make fun of its competitors. Those are well-known for the most part and are visible on Google’s own YouTube channel. But the best ones, like Google Analytics in Real Life, focus on Google poking fun Google. It’s a bonafide genre.
Some other Google-created self-parody videos we love include Google Motion, a video showing a bizarre technology that would let you controlling Gmail with your body, and Google Fiber Bar, a play on Google Fiber that’s actually nutritious.
But Google Analytics in Real Life is the video pick this week from aNewDomain.net in concert with TechPageOne.
Credit: Google Analytics Youtube Channel
Gina Smith is the New York Times best-selling author of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s memoir, iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It. (WW Norton, 2005/2007/2012/2013). With John C. Dvorak and Jerry Pournelle, she is editorial director at aNewDomain.net. Email her at [email protected], check out her Google + stream or follow her @ginasmith888.