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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by benlangdon, Apr 6, 2008.
Would you consider Google a culture?
Here's some definitions of culture from some sociologists that I have saved from a course in sociology I took.
Kluckhohn -- Culture is the total life way of a people, the social legacy the individual acquires from a group
Becker -- The shared understandings that people use to coordinate their activities
Another way to think of Culture is to view it as the totality of learned, socially transmitted language, values, norms, sanctions, knowledge, material objects, technology and behavior.
You may have something with the material part, but I wouldn't define google as being a culture.
but as a society we're more and more becoming used to the tools provided by google.
Its a Culture icon.
It's an important part of internet culture, but not wholly something in itself; I would with agree with iTeen that it's a cultural icon instead.
A corporate culture.
Their professed motto is "don't be evil".
Right, and then came the acquisition of Doubleclick.