Now, our benevolent overlord, Google, has decided to share that information with us. Welcome to the Google Dashboard. Just log in with your Google Account (of course you have one!) and it will list off 20 of the 41 services that Google offers and what it knows about you from each one. Some day, the other 21 services will be added to the list. It’s really quite interesting what all it shows. It breaks out your search history, Friend Connect, Orkut (it’s big in Brazil!), Voice, Chat, Product Search, YouTube, Picasa, Desktop, Google Profile, and more.
Google says, “In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we’ve built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use (when signed in to your account) and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Today, the Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more. The scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented, and we’re delighted to be the first Internet company to offer this — and we hope it will become the standard.”
To cushion the blow of just how much they know about you, Google has prepared this cute and friendly little video to explain about it. Awww, isn’t it cute??? They should have added kittens though.