Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:21 am on Aug 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Eric Schmidt: If You Donít Want To Use Your Real Name, Donít Use Google+
Thanks for the warning, Eric, and since you've not yet found a foolproof way to protect my real information I won't use Google+. Good luck with your product and I hope it does better than +1.
To webmasters: Eric forgot an important lesson, that's to let the users define your product and tailor it to THEIR desires, not yours. Imagine Myspace had they not allowed users to hack templates... You'd have a Bebo or a Classmates on your hands.
P.S. I hope that the VERY FIRST person to get stalked, raped or murdered because their real information fell into the hands of a criminal causes a massive privacy lawsuit against Google. It's apparently going to be needed to get the privacy is paramount message across.
P.S.S. the minute I get an inkling that sites who have an author who's real identity is available, instead of a pen name, rank better in search I will remove all trace of any Google product from all of my websites, immediately, as well as use private browsing + cookie blocking and close my Google accounts. Don't force the issue, Eric, or you'll be gathering less data from me and my visitors.