But it may be added that if you need personalized recommendations from the Service provider, I do not think there is any other option but to agree to what Google says.
Google is right.
One can not have the cake and eat it too
Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.
The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users’ emails, both when messages are stored on Google’s servers and when they are in transit, a controversial practice that has been at the heart of litigation.
Last month, a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accused Google of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.
Users of Google’s Gmail email service have accused the company of violating federal and state privacy and wiretapping laws by scanning their messages so it could compile secret profiles and target advertising. Google has argued that users implicitly consented to its activity, recognizing it as part of the email delivery process.
Google’s updated terms of service added a paragraph stating that “our automated systems analyze your content (including emails) to provide you personally relevant product features, such as customized search results, tailored advertising, and spam and malware detection. This analysis occurs as the content is sent, received, and when it is stored.”
Though I had an idea that I would be completing four years, I did not think of it much as I was not really bothered about writing about it.
However I received a notification from WordPress that this milestone(?) may be blogged as the blog has some interesting features.
Following are the salient points.
Number of Followers 1447.
Tags 16.683(Did I tag that much?)
Maximum Hits 29803
recorded in a day
Average Hit/day 1832
This is the statistical part of it.
What is more important to me is that I came across very good posts in my search for writing;some of them are found not on the first twenty results of Google search, but are very good in terms of content.
This reaffirms my belief that good articles need not be restricted to the first page results alone.
Probably, these people are also like me, want to share information yet do not know(as I do) the nuances of getting a place in the first Page search results.
Many of my posts do find a place in the first results though.
Good content is always appreciated, more importantly useful.
This I have learnt from the feedback for my posts.
People do write to me to elaborate on a particular subject, which I have blogged about :and in many a case suggest topics.
This is the part I enjoy the most.
I do get criticisms ;fortunately most of them are creative, guiding me towards clarity and research.
Now most of my posts are on the basis of what the readers want and about what I am confident of writing.
I do research.
More than the readers I am happy I can acquire information.
I had an initial perception that writing about a popular topic shall drive traffic to your site.
Now I find that content drives.
Yet writing on popular topics gets you the initial readers and on their recommendations you get established.
Then one can write to engage the readers by writing what they want and about what one is confident about.
I have received queries from some bloggers that they have a personal blog and in their opinion they are not getting the Hits as they should, in their opinion.
My answer is that if your content is useful and interesting, Hits will come, though it might take some time. none can say how long.
Some of posts dating back to 2009 are Hits now.
Thank God, I did not delete them;on the contrary, I update them frequently.
Internet bots, also known as web robots, WWW robots or simply bots, are software applications that run automated tasks over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering, in which an automated script fetches, analyses and files information from web servers at many times the speed of a human. Each server can have a file called robots.txt, containing rules for the spidering of that server that the bot is supposed to obey or be removed..
A bad break-up can be tough enough, but what if it was captured by Google Street View cameras and immortalized on the web?
That’s the dilemma of one woman, who – after being dumped by her boyfriend several years ago – can be seen beside her car with a pile of her belongings, according to several internet postings.
The image was posted on Reddit and the photo-sharing site Imgur with the caption: ‘Google Streetview captures the glorious moment when my buddy kicks his now ex-gf out of his house.’
In it, the downtrodden female clutches a Victoria’s Secret bag as she stands next to curbside bags and boxes. Among the items is a beach chair and what appears to be a giant stuffed dog.
The identity of the woman is not known, but the photo was snapped somewhere in Southern California, according to the poster, who declined to provide additional details to ‘protect the identities and privacy of my friend and his ex.’