We've before pondered the question: How much does Google know about you?
wants to give you the answer. In excruciating detail.
The big 'G' just launched Google Dashboard, a service that summarizes the data
stored by the various Google services you use, and then provides quick links to the privacy and personal settings of each. According to Google
, the aim is to provide a transparent look into the information of yours that it has stored.
When you log into Dashboard (www.Google.com/Dashboard
), you'll see entries for your account (with your e-mail addresses and name), the alerts you've set, your Blogger
info, information about your calendars, and the information you're sharing. The list goes on and on, really. Currently, more than 20 different Google products are covered by Dashboard, including Gmail
, and Picasa
. The apps that haven't yet been incorporated are mostly retired tools, like Notebook
, but some are potentially useful items like Wave
Head on over to Google.com/Dashboard
to see how much blackmail material Google has on you. And check out the video below for an explanation of Dashboard's features. [From: Google Operating System
and the Official Google Blog
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In April 2006, Elle Girl's print edition was closed down, but the Web site lives on at ellegirl.com.
Though it will be folded into Seventeen magazine, the teen version of Cosmopolitan will publish its last print issue in December 2008. It will live on at CosmoGirl.com.
Christian Science Monitor
Founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, this venerable paper will move all its daily content to the Web starting in 2009, though it will still publish a weekly print version.
Was it too snarky for its own good? We'll never know, but this modern-day successor to '80s-era Spy magazine shut down in October. AMI, owner of the National Enquirer, bought RadarOnline.com, however, which will focus on celebrity gossip a la TMZ.com.
US News and World Report
Once a serious competitor to Time and Newsweek, US News and World Report is now best known for its College guides, which it will continue to publish. The weekly newsmagazine, however, will be turned into a monthly, and all daily operations are moving to the Web at usnews.com.