Google+ is rolling out a new interface that replaces the black utility bar across the top of the page. In the video, it show how elegantly it cascades to reveal all of the different services that integrate into G+.
Lovely or Scary?
Well I decided to take inventory of all of the Google services I’m using and what it means to my privacy. Here’s what I came up with:
They know the names, emails and numbers of all of my contacts. They know every single correspondent to/from each and every one of them.
They know where I’m going to be and when
They know the formulas for my estimating and the board minutes from my meetings
They know everything I find important enough to save
They know my entire web surfing history
They know the routes I’ve taken
They know how many times I’ve viewed the cute kitten videos
// Picasa (only because of G+)
Now they’ll have my kids birthday pictures
Ok. I maybe checked in once. But chances are it will be integrated into the G+ experience
// Google Voice
They know the who and time every inbound and outbound calls and the transcript of every voice mail and text sent to my phone
They know what I’m passionate about learning
They know what songs I listen to and which ones I love
They know the behaviors of the visitors to my wife’s site
The traffic of my site and nearly every one of my clients
This is the glue. The master plan. They now know who my friends are and what circle I’d categorize them. Where I check in and when. What I like and what I love. I’m going to +1 my world.
// OH YEAH…and Search!
Every keyword I’ve ever searched
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
I’m ok with the price I’m paying. I have nothing to hide or to be embarrassed about.
But darn it, Google…
……don’t you DARE hurt me!