In a rather bizarre yet brilliant piece of external communications last week, Google released a YouTube video of a visit to Mountain View from Lady Gaga.
The video itself is an absolute triumph of humanising search, technology and Google by juxtaposing the data-effect with Gaga’s spectacular rise to fame. Marissa Meyer (who interviews Gaga) appears warm, interested and immediately relaxed; plus Gaga herself gives one of her best, most open interviews. It’s also apparent from some of her opening comments that she is a big Google fan, and talks about how she personally uses Google regularly to research her fans and the content they produce. (more…)