- 01-24-2012, 06:12 PM #2
Oh dear, indeed.
Hey, Weebear, this is taken from my Facebook (12th Jan 2012):
Me: "It all started when they bought Youtube, kicked everyone out of their accounts and said "open a gmail account to continue using it". Didn't need Gmail - didn't want it. Now they're shoving Google + in our faces by tailoring searches around it and pushing Google + searches up the rankings. It won't be long before Youtube gets the same treatment. What annoys me the most about Google is their fixation with advertising. They record every move we make so they can tailor adverts towards us... with something as powerful as Facebook (Google +), they know they'll be able to tap into even more private info. They can stick it. I'm out."
I so done with Google. Since moving over to Bing, I've been pleasantly surprised at how good it is at getting the job done. Youtube is next to go. Vimeo is my friend.
- 01-24-2012, 06:36 PM #6
How dare they provide a whole range of online services for free, and have the nerve to show ads. Extremely EVIL!!!
Good thing MS doesn't require a hotmail account to use their services. Or require windows phone users to sync with Zune, etc.
Capitalism ain't free.
- 01-24-2012, 06:46 PM #7
Good thing MS doesn't require a hotmail account to use their services.
Or require windows phone users to sync with Zune, etc.
Capitalism ain't free.
Okay, it's getting late and I'm getting cranky. Good night folks.
01-24-2012, 06:52 PM #8
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Well hey now, at least Google is investing in good quality advertising.....
How else would all of those SEXY CHRISTIAN SINGLES IN RAPID CITY LOOKING 4 U!!! ever find me if Google didn't tell them where I live? We need to look at this from the perspective of every single BLACK WOMEN SRCHING 4 MEN LIKE U IN RAPID CITY SD, and how beneficial this service will be for their love lives.
Oh wow, I finally found my limit of sarcasm. I just can't muster anymore. By the way, those adds I mentioned both appeared today, through my Chrome adblock. This is going to get worse before it gets better. I wonder if Anonymous will "take down" any websites over this. Although, that's become a mere "so what?" now that they've done it so many times. Heck, they even took down the website for the European headquarters of my father's mining company (he runs one of their many, many iron ore mines, up in Minnesota). Oh well, if the government is interested in what I google search, I hope they either have an open mind (uh oh...) or strong stomachs. It may be fun to see a site like 4chan search-bomb something atrociously disgusting when this goes through in March and see what that does to their caching.
- 01-24-2012, 08:23 PM #9
The nice thing is, if you don't like Google, or Microsoft, or Apple, or Facebook, etc, you have other choices. The real beauty of the internet.
- 01-24-2012, 09:15 PM #11
- 01-24-2012, 09:25 PM #12
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- 01-24-2012, 10:11 PM #14
I'm almost completely google free. But I just like youtube too much, I actually hold off on getting that Gmail account, until there was no way back.
- 01-24-2012, 10:29 PM #16
Google has always collected your information, that's no the problem. The problem is that now you don't have a chance against it. ( remember that most of the time you get a little notification at first that say " would you want to send your _______ to company to improve whatever?" and you accept or not.)
- 01-24-2012, 11:02 PM #17
I think that's simply the price consumers pay when they stop voting with their wallets and chase after "free" lunches. My biggest problem with Google is that "we're the product" and we can't un-sell ourselves. I like knowing that if I don't like something I can choose to not buy their products. With Google the only thing you can do is not use their services. However, the general population has spoken and they've chosen free lunches > privacy. Google will make this change and people will continue using their services like nothing happened.
- 01-24-2012, 11:12 PM #18
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- 01-25-2012, 01:47 AM #21
Perhaps I'm a cynic, but I've always figured Google's computers had put all my info together, targeted advertising can't work without it.
what makes you folks think MS or any other American company does things any different? Bing makes money exactly the same way Google does. So does Yahoo, so does Apple, and on and on. The rest just never had a pompous 'do no evil' motto.
And if your worried about Google, stay the heck away from Facebook.
- 01-25-2012, 06:03 AM #22
The only Google service I use it Youtube, and I can say that I am consciously looking for an alternative.
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- 01-25-2012, 11:16 AM #24
Big Supes, no argument from me, I'd rather not be tracked by anyone.
Dash, I mentioned earlier that hotmail isn't data mined, to MS's credit. Not being tracked across services probably needs a 'yet', if Google gets away with it MS probably will want to as well.