Google Is Very Creepy [And That's What Makes It So Awesome?]

4fcaeaaf838874222f7fa0d40206d0a5[1]The title belongs to writer Tony Bradley, not me, but I like the conclusion of his article in Forbes:

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that privacy is “dead”. Suffice it to say, our relationship with privacy has changed as a function of the benefits we can receive in exchange for that privacy. The reality is that you’re not completely giving up your privacy. Your neighbors, or the stranger you pass on the street won’t know anything about you. You’re choosing to enter into a mutually beneficial arrangement that exchanges personal information for services. You’re surrendering some of your privacy to Google, and you’re putting some trust in Google that it will both guard your personal information so your privacy isn’t truly violated, and that it will not do anything shady or unethical with your data itself.

That’s a lot of faith to put in Google–or any company for that matter. But, if you’re willing to take that leap of faith your technology can do amazing things and make your life simpler and more efficient. The more integrated you are in the Google ecosystem–the more Google services you use, and the more extensively you use them–the more value you will get from the relevant, context-aware features Google has put in place.

Source: Google Is Very Creepy, And That’s What Makes It So Awesome – Forbes

Me? I sold my soul to Google a long time ago. You, however, should think about the implications…

:-D

Quantity is less relevant than quality…

…especially when it comes to information!

So shoot me — I’m now a Star Trek Voyager fan — especially beginning with Season 3. One of the more interesting character studies documents the relationship between Seven of Nine and the only child on the Voyager, Naomi Wildman. Naomi aspires to be more ‘borglike‘ but helps Seven become more human. The following exchange takes place in “The Voyager Conspiracy“…

“Quantity is less relevant than quality — you must be able to interpret the data and enjoy the process…”

When you aspire to transformational thought leadership, remember it’s the quality of the data that counts but more importantly, you must be able to interpret the data and enjoy the process…

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