I found a broken link. It was important, being the contact URL on Google Research’s official Twitter account! I told them about it. Google Research wasn’t aloof! I was thrilled.
An invitation to join Google+
Google Research finally joined Google+ in August 2012.
I tried to coax an earlier arrival in July 2011. Click on the image if you would like to read our conversation. I remember feeling bold, and daring!
Odds and Ends
Indirect Content Privacy Surveys: Measuring Privacy Without Asking About It, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS), 2011.
Abstract (an excerpt that I extracted from the abstract, that is):
The emotional aspect of privacy makes it difficult to evaluate privacy concern. This effect may be partly responsible for the dramatic privacy concern ratings coming from recent surveys, ratings that often seem to be at odds with user behavior…
This is SO true! Dramatically vocalized privacy concerns are highly inconsistent with actual user behavior! The gist of the article was to figure out a way to get at people’s privacy concerns without asking about privacy directly. Merely broaching the subject tends to cause survey respondents to get skittish, thus impacting their answers.
The article DOI, full text, is in this Google Research post. If that doesn’t work, try the corresponding entry via Google Research’s profile on Google Buzz. The post was active from June 2011 through January 2012. Good luck finding it now. It is accessible sometimes, but not consistently. Odd, no? Maybe not so odd, as Google Buzz was discontinued a few years ago. I miss it.
Chrome browser crash
Profile picture changed to sad puzzle face. I’ve grown to love that sad puzzle face. — Tom Brewster (@iblametom) August 16, 2013
I know and love that sad little face too.
Yes, he is a sad guy. When Chrome browser crashes, I don’t feel annoyed anymore, just disappointed.