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"the hub of your Google life is still an email address, and that's a nightmare for users with multiple Gmail accounts... it's very hard as a user to experience a unified Google until Google realizes that a person is a person, not an email account. At best, the complex process of trying to manage multiple Gmail accounts with Google+ and all the various apps involved slows users down. At worst, it could keep some users from adopting the beautiful new services altogether."
I found this article by Nick Statt fascinating. I have two accounts on a variety of services, including Google+, because I really do not mixing all aspects of my life - I don't mind professional colleagues knowing that I love Harry Potter books, and I like friends knowing at least a bit about my work, but while I love ranting about politics with my friends, I avoid it in professional work, and I really don't want to talk about my work MOST of the time when I'm hanging out with friends. I wrote a blog, Why You SHOULD Separate Your Personal Life & Professional Life Online, that explains further why I do this.
But I worry that Google, Facebook, Yahoo and other services are going to make this impossible to do. And I worry for families that have multiple members sharing one computer - yes, there are still lots of people that do that, and that will remain a reality for many years to come.
How is the "One Google" strategy affecting your activities online?
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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