CrustyAdmin - 3:39 pm on Apr 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
You know how many times someone checks the internet to check up on you? Every time you apply for a car loan, a mortgage, buy life insurance. Someone reviewing your file is probably going to Google you. It's not rare, it's the norm.
Which is why with much of my online public identities, I take the chorus from the Simon and Garfunkel song to heart. Lie Lie Lie, Lie Lie Lie...
Google and Facebook together will force new legislation for online privacy. They won't push for it themselves, but rather they'll compell congress to do that with their over reaching marketing initiatives.
I'm no fan of government stepping into our lives, but I'm not fan of the status quo either.
As far as Matt goes, I already dropped some Google accounts I had to and am making minimal use of their services as well and am working on making that even less.