Your Accounts have been Linked – Resistance is Futile
Last time it was Yahoo swallowing Flickr, now my YouTube & Google accounts have been linked to the collective.
Um, ok. Now what? What exactly just happened? Don’t worry, they’ve simply merged the member databases and now you can probably share information between the sites. Oh, and by the way your gMail contacts can see what YouTube movies you watch, but anonymity on the internet is an illusion; especially if you’re silly enough like me to register the same user name for all websites. Flickr, DeviantArt, Ning, YouTube, and Blogger might not seem linked, but chances are it’s easy for anyone to figure out what sites you frequent. Forgotten and neglected profiles are no doubt still broadcasting details about you on LiveJournal, Bebo, Freebase, Facebook, MySpace, all data will be assimilated and processed! Of course, there’s always that other person using your user id on sites you’ve never even heard of.