Reno - 8:06 pm on Nov 8, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Reno at 8:16 pm (utc) on Nov 8, 2011]
OK, so I just clicked the link in the Wired article to sign up for Google+ for business. If you are using ANY other Google products, then everyone else who has already signed up for Google+ will know who you are. Is that bad? Let's put it like this, maybe you don't WANT these other friends, family, and associates to know what websites you own. Suppose one of those sites is critical of the gov and you wish to remain anonymous? Well, forget it ~ as you go through the sign up process, you will see the photos of these other people who know you and you are prompted to join their "circles". You are not forced to join, but let's remember who we are dealing with here ~ the day may come when Google will link you to these folks whether you want it or not. In the past they've shown little or no regard for personal privacy, so you're on thin ice with them is you want to keep your private life private.
Now that I've signed up, I will have to figure out how to bail.
[edited by: Reno at 8:16 pm (utc) on Nov 8, 2011]