“Sarcasm aside, I greatly admire Google. My goal is not to be acquired, because I’m in this thing for the long haul – but if I had to pick a company to be acquired by, it would probably be Google. I feel their emphasis on the information graph over the social graph aligns more closely with our mission than almost any other potential suitor I can think of.”
~ Jeff Atwood on why Google would be his acquirer of choice.
I’ve never really thought of splitting the Internet into the social graph vs the information graph, but it makes perfect sense. I imagine over 90% of my Internet usage is for information purposes: sharing and gaining, so I understand why I personally relate to sites based upon that premise: wikipedia, google, wordpress etc. I find social graphs chaotic and noisy, whereas information can be pure and soothing.