Monday, October 14, 2013

Rascally Google + users protest search giant's new ad policy by replacing their profile pictures with those of Eric Schmidt

Ubergizmo has the story here.

Chris Matyszczyk at CNET has more:
     Perhaps it will catch on. Perhaps the whole world will suddenly refuse to have their own picture on a Google Profile and merely regularly switch it out for an image of a hippopotamus; a serial killer; a nasty, dead TV character; or a former Russian president.
     Soon, Google's display ads will be a farce, and the company will be forced into the one foolproof method of getting people on its side: bribery. Yes, you will get a small cut of every sale made through a display ad. 

1 comment:

  1. Already opted out. Even their laughable plea that my friends would be missing out on my guidance and recommendations wasn't enough to melt my cold, cold heart.(And would my friends give a damn, seriously? Not likely.)