Writely is the online equivalent to Microsoft Word. It allows you to manage documents, websites, and blogs online. Upstartle LLC, the 4 person company behind Writely was gobbled up by Google. I am sure Google is attempting to repackage the online word processor as a competitor to Microsoft Word. Time will Tell.

On Writely’s web site I found a Top Ten List I will share.

  1. Writely is like a caterpillar that we hope to make into a beautiful butterfly at Google!
  2. We love Google’s philosophy and values — especially “Focus on the user.”
  3. We’re as passionate as Google is about respecting users’ privacy.
  4. Many of our users are already Google fans using other Google services.
  5. Being at Google will help us do more great things faster.
  6. Some people didn’t feel comfortable trusting a tiny startup with their documents…and we’re no longer a tiny startup.
  7. We like lava lamps and they’re pretty much standard decor at Google.
  8. Three words: Free Googleplex lunches 😉
  9. As fun as it’s been to launch a popular, global, 24×7 Web service, it’ll be nice to take a vacation once in a while!
  10. We’ll be able to bring Writely to not just thousands but millions of users — the more, the merrier.

Do you agree with this top 10 list? Do you really believe Google has great values? Let’s ask Mark Jen!