The Google’s AMP fiasco

Google closes its AMP service, and who cares?

We only thought for a moment that “The Search Engine” had a good idea but reality has shown us three things:

  • Google, being the second most valuable multinational company by stock market capitalization, is just one more actor in the online world and this one has grown enough to have important inertias, which are very difficult for anyone to change.
  • Google’s faith in its own products can never be measured by its words or promises: at any time an internal analysis will determine that it is not profitable for them to continue with a project and they will cancel it. Zero reliability Of course, they will always say that it is to improve the user experience and blah, blah, blah …
  • before launching ourselves to follow the next invention of Google or any other multinational company, we will analyze the benefits and costs without paying attention to the promises of future returns in order to be no more the useful fool in this story.

In case you have not noticed, we implemented the AMP service on all our websites but it has been some time since we disabled it.

Mobile apps for every website

Everybody knows the importance of mobile apps, no need to say it. Probably you are reading this in your smartphone.

Our next step is to build an app for every website of Lexur Networks and give users (you and me) the opportunity to check our contents elsewhere: while commuting, after lunch, in the sofa …

There is a big task (and more counting with Android and iOS) but in this world, there is no opportunities for cowards. 🙂

So … let’s go.

Moving to https

We are moving all of our websites to the https secure protocol.

This is something we don not have actually planned but the changes in the Google search rankings policies forced us to move in that direction. We do not have plans to do this change because we do not send or receive data that really needs to be secured (passwords, emails, credit card numbers or anything else); we only show content to readers and do not sell nothing or collect any personal info.

Anyway as cybercrime evolves is better to be safe and take this step.

We know this is not an absolute guarantee for nobody and we understand the real power of public agencies and organized hackers: if they want to do something, they will do it and we can not do anything to prevent it.

But we know we are working in the right direction as well. This is like lion’s anecdote: when a lion is hunting down your safari group, the real issue is not to run more speedy than the lion, but do not to be the slowest runner in the group. And that’s what we are trying to do. 🙂

So, now all of our websites are under the https secure protocol.

The troubles of Uber

Every day, Uber is in the news with a new issue. One day, Google starts a lawsuit against them, another, the drivers start a strike because they want to be employees (that what they actually are, by the way) and the next one, someone noticed Uber’s code is exactly the same they developed for its own company.

Too much troubles?

If any shareholder in Uber is tired of so many “incidents”, we are ready to exchange any percentage of shares: let’s say a 10% of Uber for a 10% of Lexur Networks?

I agree in advance. 🙂

2017 will be a great year

Do not let yourself fall in the pesimistic side of life. There are two words to resist this times with the mind high: knowledge and attitude.

Be skeptical when anyone says everything is good or bad, black or white, wonderful or terrible. Make your own investigation and get your own data set and then analyze that info to get your own idea about the world.

Believe in the facts, and you will discover that the whole Humankind is walking in the right direction, and that every year there is less poverty, less hungry children and less and less malaria deaths.

I’m sure you can count ten honest people around you for every rotten apple you have in your house or your job. Everyone can do the same numbers so, instead of think verybody is ruining the world, why do not think nine of every ten people in the planet is doing the right thing?

The world, actually, is the way WE do it. Let’s do it a better place.