KAREN ASKS: "Does Google know too much about us???"
I would say that anyone who expects any privacy today is expressing a wishful thought.
Privacy was in a distant time. All we have is the memory and from time to time an
This is not news! Google watches our every move. But I wasn't exactly expecting the first Happy Birthday of the day to come from my computer. I get it, I signed up for Gmail and Google Plus with my birthday as part of the registration, but still...kind of creepy.
I found myself saying "thanks Google."
I don't know if you saw the movie "Her" but it's worth watching. I found it completely believable look into the future when we have more of a relationship with our technology than actual human interaction. Consider this....
- We text instead of meet or talk on the phone more often
- We have more Facebook "friends" than actual people we meet regularly
- We find more and more business online rather than traditional farming/marketing
- We buy a lot of our goods and services online
You get the point? So as my human contacts are starting to wake up and check in, Birthday wishes and offers of meals out (I swear I could gain so much weight around my birthday), it seems almost proper that the first came from Google.
Thanks Google! I appreciate it!