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Mar. 5th, 2007 | 10:40 am

There's all these neat on-line services like gmail, google calendar, (or stikkit. But if you want a single solution to one of your communication needs you have to trust them with details of your life--and even provide those details in a nice easy to data mine way.

I have a reflexive distrust of large institutions and thus can't quite bring myself to use some of these tools, even though they look convenient, I can't quite dump my whole life in someone else's database. (Yes I notice there's some contradiction with that worry while posting it in a blog... but blogging involves manually deciding what to share.)

So how much data do the rest of you entrust with the web services?

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Mar. 5th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)

As little as possible, ideally. I use CookieCuller to delete mass quantities of cookies at the end of the day, including every single one set by Google.

I don't get people who use Google products to manage their entire lives.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 5th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)

Well much like letting Apple rule your life, a single provider makes everything much more convenent. There's just a subtle cost for that convenience.

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