I should have written this post six months ago when it happened, but better late than never eh? Thanks to the recent Wired article about the hacking of Mat Honan’s Amazon, Apple, Google and Twitter accounts I’ve noticed people saying they are turning on Google’s two step verification process. The purpose of this post is NOT to tell you not to use it but just … Continue reading How I Lost Access to my Google Account for Weeks Thanks To Two-Step Verification
1. You think it has better privacy controls This is number one, hands down, the biggest reason its a problem waiting to happen. The pure enthusiasm for a new product and your belief that you are “safer” will lead to you to share more believing that you have better control. 2. It’s still in Beta. Beta means beta, which means there are bugs that haven’t … Continue reading 5 Reasons Google+ Is A Privacy Accident (Disaster?) Waiting to Happen
Jessamyn West shared this yesterday “A team from Google interviewed dozens of people in Times Square the other day, asking a simple question: What’s a browser? This was in an effort to understand and improve the customer experience of Google’s own browser, called Chrome. Turns out that over 90% of the people interviewed could not describe what a Web browser is.” Watch the video I … Continue reading Does the average Joe really need to know what a browser is?
I’ll admit it, I’m sucker for Google products – Reader, Gmail, Docs, Blogger, Chrome and I know on some level the dangers of that. I have lots of bookmarks in delicious about it. This morning while I was watching the news I heard mention of something new – Google Flu Trends. According the the site: We have found a close relationship between how many people … Continue reading What do you think of Google Flu Trends?