Before you get yourself into panic mode, I want you to know that Google is not buying WordPress and WordPress is not up for sale.
It is just one of those random thoughts that popped up in my mind (Also, I like to play, What if at times).
So, I invite you to play along with me; let us play an interesting game of What if together.
You Might End Up Leaving WordPress If You Are A Linux User
Approximately, ninety-nine percent of Linux users would go elsewhere to blog.
Because the majority of Linux users want nothing to do with Google.
Two of the main reasons for that are Linux users are full supporters of free and open source software, whereas, Google itself is the epitome of proprietary software and Google makes money by selling the data of those people who use its services.
I can also imagine the Linux YouTube vloggers having a field day and kicking up a huge fuss the day that Google buys WordPress.
Realistically speaking, the chances of Google buying WordPress are zero!
You Might Rejoice In Knowing That Google Bought WordPress
If you are a Google fanboy or a fangirl ― someone who is fully proud of living in Google’s ecosystem, you will be in a joyous mood.
You might be thinking to yourself, “Finally, Google owns WordPress. My blog might have a better chance of showing up on Google’s Search Engine Results Pages!”
As far as you are concerned, life could not be better for someone who uses Google’s services.
You Might Be Jealous Of Google
If you are a Microsoft fanboy or fangirl ― someone who loves living entirely in the Microsoft ecosystem, you might think to yourself, “Why the hell is Google the owner of WordPress? Microsoft should have been the owner of WordPress. Microsoft can do a better job!”
Out of jealously, you grab your Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11 on it and log into your WordPress account via your Microsoft Edge web browser, to let the entire world know that Microsoft can do a better job of running the affairs of WordPress.
Microsoft Windows users can be very sore losers at times.
You Might View WordPress As Being Untrustworthy
If you are an Apple fanboy or fangirl ― someone who worships the Apple ecosystem, you might end up viewing WordPress as being untrustworthy. You will most likely open up your MacBook Pro or use your iPhone or your iPad to log into your WordPress account via the Safari web browser and create a blog post that tells all of your friends that WordPress is untrustworthy and that everyone should migrate to Ghost.
There are a lot of Apple users who do not trust Google; they would prefer to use the service that Apple provides and use a search engine that is not powered by Google.
You Might Be Nonchalant Towards Google Buying WordPress
If you know that Google bought WordPress and you are nonchalant about the whole ordeal, you will probably think to yourself, “What is all of the fuss about? At least WordPress is still around and I can still get to publish all of my blog posts.”
Where you are concerned, it does not matter to you who is the current owner of WordPress. All you care about is that WordPress is around for you to use whenever you want to write a blog post and publish it.
This blog post was meant as a light-hearted approach to sum up how some people might react if they found out that Google had purchased WordPress; it is all part of the What if game.
It was not meant in any way to be disrespect to those of you who use:
- Microsoft Windows
Now, with that out of the way, please tell me what your reaction would be like if you were to find out one day, that Google purchased WordPress for a large sum of money.
And, the million dollar question, would you use WordPress if Google bought it?