Note to self

If offered, do not accept a position writing for Google.

During a subsequent presentation, [Marissa Mayer, VP  of Search Product and User Experience at Google]  is unimpressed by  possible language for a Google Health page that would allow users to share medical information.

“I don’t like the words ‘invite’ and ‘view,’” she says. “Those two words are recreational. It feels too informal and lighthearted.”

“We used the word ‘invite’ because it’s an action word, so users know they have to do something,” a young product manager responds.

Ms. Mayer rolls her eyes. “It’s not a party,” she says.

Putting a Bolder Face on Google, New York Times, February 28 2009