Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jan 2014 20:39 UTC
Google

You no longer need someone's email address to send them an email. At least, that will soon be the case if you want to email another Google+ user. A new Gmail "feature" will let you simply type in anyone's name into Gmail's "to" field and send them an email. Google announced the new Google+ integration on its Gmail blog today, but company representatives have clarified to The Verge that - by default - anyone on its social network will be able to send messages to your Gmail inbox.

It's opt-out; so it's enabled by default. I don't think Google has ever had a more stupid idea than this. This is just all-around bad - no ifs, no buts, nothing. You must be completely brain-dead to think that implementing this "feature" is in any way, shape, or form, a good idea.

I'll be turning this off right away - I don't want random internet people emailing me any more than they already do. Equally idiotic, when you start typing a name in Gmail's to/cc fields, it will autocomplete to Google+ usernames. I have no idea if you can turn this brain fart off.

I don't like Google+, I don't want Google+ - I just want it to go away. Please.

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RE: Shame on you
by wojtek on Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:39 UTC in reply to "Shame on you"
wojtek
Member since:
2010-01-24

4) In practice, with your name, anyone can find your email address anyway.


I feel sorry for you, I really do... but you probably fit greatly into this whole 'google idea'...

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RE[2]: Shame on you
by allanregistos on Fri 10th Jan 2014 01:26 in reply to "RE: Shame on you"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

"4) In practice, with your name, anyone can find your email address anyway.


I feel sorry for you, I really do... but you probably fit greatly into this whole 'google idea'...
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It means that we must be other centered, not self-centered. There are many people who are using Google+ including me. I connect with g+ because it is easy to find photographers, graphic artists, classic guitarists etc. Sure, you can find this same people at facebook, but I use facebook for friends and family, if not for them, I abandon facebook long time ago. In fact, I am the first one among many who left Friendster and go with Facebook.
Google+ is technically better, superior platform if you want a centralized social network.

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RE[2]: Shame on you
by JAlexoid on Sun 12th Jan 2014 00:34 in reply to "RE: Shame on you"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Well... if you pride yourself at being absolutely anonymous on the net, then maybe. But I assume you hod other values as well, the ones that other may find laughable and a reason to feel sorry for you.

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