Saturday, March 31, 2012

Google Launches "Account Activity"

I'm really trying to nap more during Spring Break while the Library is quiet.  However, a new announcement from Google this week got my attention.  On Wednesday, Google's official blog posted an announcement of a new feature called Account Activity.  If you sign up, Google will send you each month a link to a password-protected report giving you information about how you use your Google account services.  Items in the report include which browsers you searched, how many emails you sent, your top queries, and even a chart depicting "How You Spend Your Time Per Week," based on information Google has collected.  While promoted as a good way to manage your information and protect your account, it also provides insight into the information Google collects about us in the form of a simple report.  Take a look.  Google is also asking for feedback from those who try it out.

Hat tip to Law Librarian Blog.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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