People are being very critical of Google right now, and some of their decisions that they see going against the 'Open Web' policy. Laurent Eschenauer:
We are developers, and hacking the future is what we do best. So, time to wake up and start building alternatives.
Laurent is writing to Google's dropping support for XMPP in Hangouts and eventually RSS in Chrome and SMTP in Gmail.
He's right though - there are plenty of developers out there with plenty of great ideas, better ideas than Google. We need to remember that Google talks a good talk but in the end, they are a company out to make money. And we are not Google's customers, we are the product.