Just read a quite interesting article about Google in the Swedish paper “Dagens Nyheter” or “Daily News”.
Since it’s in Swedish I will do exactly what the author is afraid off, provide it to Google for translation! Link at the bottom.
In short it’s all about conspiracy theories concerning computers and Google in particular.
It’s an interesting text and has a couple of good points, we have all Googled our name right?
The article rendered quite a few comments one of my favourites being:
“The difference between govermental supervision and Google is that Google only can watch if you let it”
This is not entirely true with google satelite maps and street views, what other writes about you will be indexed etcetera etcetera but you can hide from most of it’s services (and clear your “preferred add history” if I don’t remember it wrong).
One thing struck me while reading, the big problem (if you choose to see it as one) is that we like what they do. At least I preferr relevant ads and hits when searching. I like that people, you maybe, can find this blogg. On the other hand I try to stay somewhat restrective on what goes online, specially if we are talking about photos and so on. There is a reason why this blogg is not some kind of diary, well it is but not that personal.
A sequal to the ill-hidden we-don’t-like-Microsoft film conspiracy.com (worth a see if you got some time to spare) maybe?