My opening message in the online tutor group was:
Having read all the posts in here it seems that I am in the minority in saying I love all that Google do.
While I totally appreciate the slight negative opinions of others here in my personal opinion it all comes down to the fact that Google is actually a business and so has to make money. I appreciate that some of its dealings are a little 'shady' but show me a Global corporation that doesn’t come across this way in some elements of what it does. (Think Apple and its over priced media services.)
I hope you don’t mind my quoting you Valeria but I think you make a great point when you say
"Since the information that they can gather regarding myself…show more content…
Explaining why I agree is also very good netiquette as it shows I have fully read and understood her point and lets her see my opinion. This would be even more important if I disagreed with her, as then she would not feel I was ignorant to her opinions. It also means she could see if I had perhaps misinterpreted her post, allowing her the chance to discuss things further. Again this is very important online as without the ability to speak face-to-face people could become confused easily.
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To summaries the forum discussion:
It appears that although there are obviously many opinions most people are in some agreement as to the usefulness and day-to-day use of Google and its services.
Some very interesting points were raised including such things as Google’s positive influence on Education and the digitizing of print literature allowing many more people access.
There are those who see a darker side to its dominance and believe that perhaps without a true competitor it has the potential for content and control abuse and there are others who are worried about the amount of personal information Google takes and stores from everyone who uses their services.
The alternative opinion is equally strong in that they have no issues with the collection and monitoring of their data as they have little to hide.
It seems that there is a very definite split between people on most of the matters but the strongest divide is on the subject of privacy. Here, people