I guess I just feel sorry for Google and its cutbacks. I mean how would you like surviving without afternoon tea on Tuesday?? Barbaric! Actually, I don't mean to sound so sour grapes. It is really sad to see perks fade away in New York offices and since they, like most companies have had to lay off people which in a bigger picture sort of way makes this slippery slope of doom all the more scary. If even Google, a huge company that's fast growing is effected, everyone is vulnerable.
So I'd like to offer a ray of sunshine in the form of praise for the company's excellent analytics system. If you have a blog you need to use this – it's as addicting (especially the map overlay feature where you can see on a world map exactly where your viewers are from) as it is fascinating.