Recently I noticed that I'm getting way to much junk mail telling all sorts of "breaking news" and important events that happened on facebook, linkedin, and now on Google+.
So when I saw the Google+ mail presenting me a selection of crap which - even in my worst nightmare, or in an utter delirium - wouldn't occur to my mind sending to another human being, I went to the Google+ settings page (as instructed on the bottom of the email) to disable this unwanted Google "feature". Well, I guess schools and universities should start courses on how to properly configure Google+, as I couldn't figure out what was actually useful and what not.
Incidentally I visited my "Home" page on Google+, something I had never felt a big urge to do. Check out what I found under "Recommended reading":
The lock-picking tool on the bottom is a torsion wrench, exerting rotational pressure like the key would. The pick does what the key would do to each of the pins one at a time.
Together with a nice animation to instruct me how to pick locks.
Are they brain dead? Why should I want to know how to pick locks? Is Google run by criminals who like to share their trade secrets?
Or is it just because the general public wants to see this kind of instructional animation and Google is fulfilling a need? Like a heroin dealer feeding his drug addicts?
I think I will reconsider the use of these "new" Internet tools. Life is too short to waste it on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn... recommendations and suggestions, let alone reading their "news".
END of RANT