So…Digging around on Google+ reveals some interesting information. It seems that the fine folks at Google intend our profiles to be left public and, if we don’t want to be out in the public, they’ll kick us the hell out.
It seems that we aren’t allowed to have private profiles…at all. Google believes, and I quote:
The purpose of Google Profiles is to enable you to manage your online identity. Today, nearly all Google Profiles are public. We believe that using Google Profiles to help people find and connect with you online is how the product is best used. Private profiles don’t allow this, so we have decided to require all profiles to be public.
I, for one, don’t care if my profile is public or private. Some, however, may. Seems that we don’t have a choice though and if we don’t want to comply, well…
If you currently have a private profile but you do not wish to make your profile public, you can delete your profile. Or, you can simply do nothing. All private profiles will be deleted after July 31, 2011.
At least we don’t have to have a bunch of information out there. Right now they’re only requiring us to have our full name and gender out in the public eye. Well, it’s pretty hard to figure out who / where someone is as long as they have a normal name. There could be a million people named “Rob Morris” out there…If you have an uncommon name, though…I don’t care what anyone says, there’s only one “John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt” and your name ain’t his name too so…he’s fucked.
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