Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Google Toilet

This is getting a lot of pass-round in ye olde blogosphere. As with some of the vids I post here about filesharing, it makes some good points evocatively but I do not endorse the overall conclusion for one simple (or maybe not so simple) reason; even if you effectively feel you have to use Google (and there are rivals, especially in the non search categories of services) you can delete your Google cookies. But - another fun one to show students!

2 comments:

Arthur said...

To say Google cookies can be deleted is a little misleading. They can, but if you are logged in to a Google service then all your information can still be tied together.

And of course Google encourage you to stay logged in at all times. Witness this post.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am part of a Young Enterprise team from St. Paul's School in Barnes,
London called Inova and we are publishing a free magazine called
blogLondon containing material from blogs, targeting students in London.

I really like the content on your blog and was hoping that you would allow us to publish some of it; I feel your blog would be particularly relevant as, being comprised entirely of posts from blogs, our magazine is rather 'internet-themed' so it would be good to have posts on the subject of the web itself.

Your articles will be published at no cost to you, and they will be
published with your blog's URL, which will increase your online readership.
Your blog will also be linked to from our website.

The next issue comes out mid-january, and your articles would be a great
addition to it.

My email address is editors@bloglondon.org and I would much appreciate it if you dropped us an email with your thoughts. If you wish you could also post your email address here and I could send you a more detailed request (I only posted this here because I couldn't find your e-mail address!).

Many thanks,

Ben Sullivan
Editor, blogLondon