Addicted to Google

My name is Art, and I’m a Google addict. While I’ve known this for quite some time, it’s a bit stunning when you lay it all out to see just how much I do use Google.

I have iGoogle as my homepage. I use the Google search engine to find answers to my questions on (at the least) an hourly basis. I check my Gmail account (one of like 3 email addresses I have) to a fault. I check out my websites’ statistics with Analytics at least once a day. I communicate with colleages using Gtalk. Plus, I’m writing to all of you using Blogger.

In addition to that, a few of my websites use the Google Maps API and the Google search bar. I use Webmaster Tools every now and then, and I rely on the various keyword tools (Suggest, Insights for Search, and Trends) to optimize my websites.

With all of this activity, Google must know a ton about me. Maybe they’re even spying on me right now…

…good thing Google is paying me to display advertisements using AdSense!

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Arthur Kay is a long-time nerd and JavaScript enthusiast. He lives in the Chicago suburbs and is active in the local web development community.

Arthur currently works for Sencha, Inc. as Senior Software Engineer. The thoughts, ideas, and opinions expressed on this website are Arthur's alone and do not represent his employer.

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