Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Comment Elsewhere: Google Creep

In a discussion of the failure of Buzz, I remarked
Frankly, the more services Google tries to bundle, the less I like them. Maybe it's just because I appear on the internet in both pseudonymous and epynomous forms, but the ability to keep political, family, shopping and professional issues separate is actually quite important to me. There have been about a half dozen cases in the last few years where online service mergers made my online life more difficult, not more convenient.

1 comment:

Anne said...

I have to admit, I'm not a fan. I value my anonymity! I mean, if the world discovers that I'm really Joe the Plumber, my life will be in ruins!

Seriously. Like you and many others, I have many identifies online and prefer to keep them segregated. (If for no other reason that to prevent one group of readers from being bored and annoyed by hearing the end of a story they never heard the start of.