TheMadScientist - 5:41 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think there is a line between social media and general internet usage that Google are failing to see. If I wanted to use a social site I would. When I am using email I expect it to be just that, email.
Well said Mack... I think I'm actually about to drop GMail now. I don't like being opted in, and have been using GMail because I can consolidate my e-mail accounts there and have e-mail open in a tab rather than a separate program, so it's mainly been a convenience thing, but really just wanted GMail without all the other GS*** along with it, so if they won't leave me alone and just let me get e-mail in my e-mail account I think I'll just opt out of the whole shebang...
What's really funny is if they had just put a big button on the top of the screen and let me know about it I probably would have clicked and read and whether I used it or not I wouldn't be at all bothered by it, but when I clicked the refresh button today on the page and got the ad I clicked the 'No thanks, just take me to GMail link' and what did I see? Buzz In My GMail Account With Someone Already 'Following' Me.
Uh, hello people at Google, you gave me a link to opt out and I used it... Not because I wanted to have it attached to my account or to opt out again so you know I really meant it. I said 'NO Thanks!' How tough is it to understand your own 'No, Thanks' link?