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July 02, 2011



I'm not a fan of Facebook, but I use it because that's where people share with others (they don't mail or phone you anymore). I really pay attention to what I say. I have spent some hours to verify every aspects of the confidentiality settings and I continue to do it quite regularly, as it changes so often).

So, in theses settings, you can deactivate the indexation of your profile by the search engines, preventing someone you scarcely know or someone you don't know at all to find your profile, in addition to prevent other services (such as Google) to know you have an account there.

And the biggest default of Google+ from my point of view is that it is too well integrated with the other Google services. It's so well integrated that a public profile is required to use it. Consequently, your Google+ account (in fact, your whole Google account now, including the possibility to guess your e-mail) is public and associated with your name in the results of the Google Search Engine. That's a side-effect strong enough to keep me from demanding an invitation. What's your opinion about that ?

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