Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: If you turned on Google+ on your account, you deserve anything that comes to you.
MmmmBacon: 1) Create a new Google+ account, with absolutely no personal information about yourself in it.
cryinoutloud: Get this--I just looked at something on my computer, and it said "new programs installed." So I checked, since I've installed nothing, and there was "Google+ auto backup" on my list of programs. I don't even have a Google account anymore! I completely nuked it.This is the second time I've had to uninstall whatever this is. I don't know where it comes from either. Google search?
Ishkur: I farking hate it.I watch an awful lot of weird and odd videos on youtube (as I'm sure we all do), and sometimes I comment on them. And then a few months ago Google decided to link it up to a Google+ account which I don't want and won't use, but whatever. My real name isn't attached to either anyway.But somehow, over the past two months, my idle, vacant, empty Google+ account got added to the "circles" (whatever the fark that is) of other Google+ users. Some of them are employers and clients of mine. I have no idea how they found my unused G+ account that I never visit and has nothing on it, but they have (it's creepy how intelligent the recommendations modules on social media sites are these days. LinkedIn does the same thing).Worse yet, if I post a comment on a youtube video, the comment gets automatically referenced and linked on my G+ account as part of my recent activity (if anyone knows a way to disable this option, please tell me. I spent days trying to figure it out). So now these people that I am linked to their "circles" (whatever the fark that is), can go to my G+ page and see what videos I watch and post. That's farking creepy.I don't want my personal life and my professional life to intersect like that. There is a clear demarcation in my life between what I do professionally for clients and businesses, and whatever goofy shiat I do in my own free time.So I've stopped posting Youtube comments entirely out of fear and I'm probably going to shut down everything google if this doesn't get any better. This all-in-one inclusive bullshiat is not how we want to conduct our lives online, and it floors me that Google is too stupid to understand that.
MmmmBacon: Google+ isn't that bad. It has many advantages over Facebook and Twitter, while being simple and easy to use. Once you have created a few Circles, you'll never want to leave Google+!*spark* *glitch*... many ad-vaaaantages...*sputter*... neverleaveneverleaveneverleaveneverleave...
Smackledorfer: I guess I don't understand the outrage.
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