In our fast-paced new media world, the connected - and conflicting - stories continue to astound and amaze.
Item #1 is that Google has selected Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN, as the site for a 1,000 person business center that will be focused on its AdWords unit. For this beleagured state - and its beat up governor - the news couldn't have come at a better time. This reaffirms Google's meteroic financial growth, while helping to bolster the notion that Michigan does more than just make cars.
Item #2 is that the most popular web site in America is not Google or Yahoo! - it's MySpace. Of course, everyone's getting into the social networking game, so MySpace will face continued challenges to stay on top - and stay relevant - to an ever-fickle teenage/college crowd. But its rise to web prominence says a great deal about how web use continues to change, expand, and morph.