Google Takeout

June 28th, 2011

Is it just me, or is Google Takeout a nice idea with a funny promotional video but not much substance?

In fairness, as I don't use Gmail or Picasa Web Albums and have a pretty minimalist Profile they just don't have all that much data to include in my takeout right now.1 I'll get interested when they expand the service to include my Google Documents, an OPML file containing my Google Reader subscriptions, and a KML file containing details of my various Google Maps overlays.

[Via Smarterware]

  1. Not unless you include all the 'anonymised' data they've no doubt amassed over the years by tracking cookies and logging my search requests – you know, the data they use to target ads.

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