Ok, call me crazy, but here's where I'm at:
Google is now checking in on my browsing history...so they can see what I look at...which tells them what I'm interested in...which allows them to target ads based on those interests...which means the ads that I'm already seeing online will now actually apply to me.
Why is everyone so mad again??
It's not like they're adding MORE ads...they're just making the ads I already see actually relevant. I am only excited about this. No more ads to remedy mens' potency problems, cook vegetarian entrees or travel to Baton Rouge...more ads about red wine and shoes and Old Faithful. You aren't taking my privacy, Google, I'm giving it to you.
REASONS YOU ARE ALL UP IN ARMS ABOUT THIS:
--You look at porn all the time.
I get that--I wouldn't want whoever is on my computer to see ads for Hardcore Topless Girls on Bikes or Bottomless Men at a Mall (I don't really keep up with porn). They will for sure know what you Google when they're not around (or in the bathroom). That's your own call. Maybe time for a personal computer and a PERSONAL computer?
--You Google your own credit card information, SSN and mother's maiden name all the time.
Ok, that might make me nervous too, knowing that Google is using that on my behalf.
--You always get up in arms about featured stories on Yahoo.
I'm sure this qualifies as a Yahoo feature, so that makes sense.
--You're that girl who copies and pastes other people's status updates on Facebook as long as they claim that "the government" and "businesses" are trying to hurt us.
Again, I can't fight you if you're that girl. This totally qualifies as one of "those" things.
--You think what you do online is private.
Yeah...see above. I'm not going to win any arguments with that girl.
--You didn't read the part where Google promises they don't sell information that will allow someone to steal your identity.
Just read that part...you'll feel a little better, I promise. I mean, sure, maybe a company could steal your identity in that they could start loving everything you love, but not in that they can open a Swiss bank account in your name (no one does that--it's usually the other way around...they take money from your already existing Swiss account/s).
If any of those things apply to you, I know you're aaaall up in arms. But take a moment with me and think about it.
Did you do it? Ads that apply to you?
Do things seem a little better?
It's ok if they don't. I'm always making shiz up, and I'm pretty sure I don't understand the actual changes at all.