Google Circles

Saturday 1 April 2006This is more than 17 years old. Be careful.

Hot on the heels of the news about Google’s China censorship comes this bad idea: Google Circles. It shows you what others in your demographic are searching for. This to me seems like the ultimate naive mistake: some techno-weenies throw together a search data mash-up because they can, with no thought about how the data could be misused in the real world. I imagine some White House staffers would be embarrassed if people knew they were searching for WMD.

Maybe once Damien gets there, he can help straighten them out.


hmm, sorry I missed it, or was it an april fools' joke anyway? Unfortunately the site is already down. They apparently received notification from Google to stop using their info or is that also faked...?

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