Thursday, February 16, 2006

Urban Legend: Google Reads Our Chat History

I was just talking to my cousin (on Google Chat for the first time) about Urban Legends and how it affects the society. A few hours later I spoted this link (The Urban Legend Top 25) on Google's web clips.

Scary!

It's almost as if Google reads our chat history to display relevant articles to us. (and possibly advertisings)

I realise not many people have ever heard of Windows Live Mail at all, not even the Google Chat that was implemented on February 7th. Asking around, everyone would just shake their head with a weird look on their face as if I'm from planet no where (note to self, no tech talk during social events). Windows Live Mail is just a new user interface for Hotmail, an attempt to compete with Gmail. While Google Chat is Google Talk merged into Gmail.

References: The Urban Legend Top 25, Google Chat, Fake Statistics, Windows Live Mail, Google Talk,
Tags: Google Chat, Google, Windows Live Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, Privacy, Advertising,

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