Google has released a new Web page that allows users to better see how much of their data are being stored by the Internet search giant. Google Dashboard lists all of Google's services that a user is subscribed to, in one location.
In a Blogpost on the subject, a Google (Alma Whitten, Software Engineer, Yariv Adan, Product Manager, and Marissa Mayer, VP of Search Products and User Experience) said:
"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. Watch this quick video to learn more and then try it out for yourself at www.google.com/dashboard."
They've also made a video, of course:
What's really interesting about this service is how many Google services I use. I count over 30 which includes things I haven't touched in years (Orkut) and Labs stuff which was just to look and see how the apps worked, for the most part.
If nothing else, this is a good way for Google to advertise its products to you and at the same time give users (transparency) a look at so many of the Google Services that they might not be in the habit of using.
There are a few services you'll see at the bottom that haven't been fully integrated. Here's a list of those services:
You'll also have to log in even if you are already signed into Google because of the amount of nasty things you could do to soemone's account.
I'd like to see an enterprise/Apps version of this as well.
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