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Google Profiles: Cyberstalking just got a whole lot easier

Google Profiles
Google has an awful lot of services, and while you've been able to create a personal profile for some of those services, like Blogger, Orkut, or Google Groups, you had to reenter your information every time you signed up for a new services. Now Google is rolling out Google Profiles. Basically your Google Profile will show up in all supported Google services, saving you a lot of time and energy.

Right now your Google Profile will only show the information you enter. For example, you can customize your nickname, about field, or put a list of links. Google will not automatically populate those links with other Google properties, although we imagine they might in the future. For example, if you fill out a profile on Google Maps, we wouldn't be surprised to see Google automatically add your Blogger, Orkut, and other information. We certainly hope your Gmail and Google Talk info stays private though.

For now, only the links that you enter will show up in your profile. So if you want to promote your web site, or give attention to some of your favorite sites (like perhaps, Download Squad?), you can share those links with anyone who reads your profile.

If you want to fill out your Google Profile today, your best bet is to go to Google Maps and click the "My Profile" button at the top of the screen. You won't find this link on most other services yet. But eventually Google plans to make your profile visible on multiple services. If you use your full name as a nickname, people will also be able to discover your profile by doing a Google Search for your name.

[via Google Operating System]

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