In a blog post, Google outlined the changes. These changes are the enterprise Holy Grail in many respects. Companies everywhere want to break down product walls to get a 360 degree view of customers. The difference with Google is reach and it is actually succeeding. In a nutshell, Google is:
- Making its privacy policies easier to read.
- Aggregating data across products for Google and user experience.
- And arguing that it's easier to take your data and go somewhere else.
Here's how this boils down for this Google user between work and personal uses.
The bad: Unified user experience aside, it was kind of nice to have my YouTube personas different from say, Gmail and Google+. Philosophically it makes sense. Emotionally I'm not so sure I'm on board the one for all approach.
- Confessions of a Google junkie (or, Privacy? What privacy?)
- CNET: Google wants ability to 'combine' your user data