Google Profiles - Hardly A Facebook Killer
Posted 20 April 2009 - 01:53 AM
A better approach involves Googling people with two keystrokes. This involves a new Firefox plug-in, Identify, which does a much better job of avoiding multiple profiles and providing a consolidated profile.
So which will you be working on: your Google profile or marking your hyperlinks rel="me". .. or do you want to avoid the glare of publicity?
Posted 20 April 2009 - 03:43 AM
It's wild west for now, business takes what they can of people's indentities before legislation makes it illegal.
I'm just surprised it's gone on for so long....aren't you?
As for me, I'll just keep faking it.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:34 AM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:28 PM
More seriously I believe Google profiles have some more major problems. Search for Matt Cutts and you will find there are two profiles for him. My friend Donna Fontenot also has two profiles although at least in that case they are the same. One problem here seems to be that there is no way of removing a profile as far as I can see. If you set up a separate Gmail account and mistakenly allow it to be treated as a profile, then that is one way you may end up with two profiles. The problem is one of Identity Consolidation. This is the ability for a user to indicate that one or more identities, profiles or URLs across different sites all represent that same user. It is also known as profile aggregation or profile equivalency.
I couldn't find anything on me. Which is just fine! :emo6: :emo6:
Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:35 PM
Or... the algo is dumb, Google is cheap, and participants are foolish.
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