But companies usually care about their products, protect them, try to improve their state.
If I were a product, Google would do its best not to destroy me. They have invested a lot of resources into this product, so why risk it by making baffling changes to both privacy and user experience? If I stay happy with Google’s offerings, I keep being the perfect product: I can be mined for data and “sold” perpetually.
Clearly, Google doesn’t care about me personally. And how could it? There are billions of people just like me who use their services every day.
Maybe we should stop thinking we’re “Google’s product” and start thinking we are data points in endless experiments.
Rakhim Davletkaliyev on Google.
I switched to using Firefox about a day before this latest round of being-evil from Google and… yeah. I do not regret it.1
- Even if the scrollbars in Masto are now hideously ugly… [↩]