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November 4, 2009

Google Dashboard

Google Dashboard is a new service that shows a summary of the data stored with a Google account. You'll soon find a link to Google Dashboard in the "personal settings" of the "my account" page.


The dashboard lists some of the information associated with the Google services you use: your name, your email address, the number of contacts, the number of conversations in your Gmail inbox, your Google profile, the most recent entries from the web history etc. It's a long answer to the question: "What does Google know about me?".



More information about the new service in a YouTube video that was supposed to be "embargoed until 2am PT, November 5th".

Update: Google Dashboard is now available at http://www.google.com/dashboard.



{ Thanks, Tom. }

36 comments:

  1. The video is now set as private :-).

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  2. it was already private this morning

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  3. Hmm, I watched it 10 minutes before posting the message above.

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  4. i got the link to it this morning and it was private

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  5. I've been waiting for something like this, now if only Google could support 3rd party apps in this dashboard via OpenID, OAuth and OpenSocial (that'd make my day).

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  6. The dashboard link takes me to https://www.google.com/dashboard, but it throws 404 :(

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  7. Also for me, I'm trying but I only get a 404

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  8. That's really interesting. I knew Google stored all my data, but I feel more comfortable being able to see it.
    Thanks for sharing !

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  9. Well, Dashboard now Works For Me(tm)

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  10. working for me now too. great

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  11. I wouldn't mind additional button "Remove this service" -- i've tried many of thems (Halth, alarms), but don't use them anymore...

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  12. Google seems to know more about me than I do about myself - an elixir against galloping senility ?!!...

    Henri

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  13. I'm a Brit living in Amsterdam. Dashboard geolocates my IP and presents in Dutch. I neither speak nor read Dutch. There appears to be no option to change to English.

    Assuming geolocation *invariably* indicates the correct display language is a fundamental and obvious error.

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  14. I also note that although the *option* to comment anonymously is provided, in fact, when trying to do so, a Dutch error which translates to "that request cannot be processed" occurs.

    Then, when you hit back, your original comment has been wiped.

    Fortunately, I have enough experience with WWW interfaces to have opened a text editor and made a copy of my text before posting.

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  15. I'm sorry I had to disable anonymous comments and enable moderation, but there are many spam messages that disrupt the conversation.

    To switch Dashboard to English, use this URL: https://www.google.com/dashboard/?hl=en. "hl=**" works for most Google services.

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  16. I'm impressed. The only two negative arguments against Google are about privacy and monopoly, this goes some way to doing something about the first. Thanks!

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  17. Google Dasboard (http://www.google.com/dashboard) needs Data Liberation Front(http://www.dataliberation.org/) integration.
    Either the Data Liberation Front should come with a special integrated Dasboard page, or the official Daspboard page should be enhanced with a link for each service that points to a description of how to remove-export your data from Google.
    Who whips up a greasemonkey script in the mean time?

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  18. It is a great move but just also shows how much of a digital footprint that you have online with just one account. Many people have more than one account so the volumes of data is quickly multiplied.

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  19. As the person who uses a lot of Google's services I really appreciate Dashboard as being the primary source of information. However, I couldn't help but think if you could make it customizable enough to add/remove certain parts. For example I don't care about Picasa pictures but I want to see AdWords and Analytics right there.

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  20. I can't change language of dashboard page. it is Dutch and there is no option to change language.

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  21. Google Dashboard asks to enter password and then goes into permanent loop in Chrome (too many redirects).

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  22. once again google is gr8......!!!!

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  23. Doesn't work for google apps users!!! only those with a 'normal' gmail account

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  24. @Me:

    No, it doesn't require a Gmail account, only a Google account.

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  25. How do I change the language? I'm in London, but my web traffic is routed over a corporate WAN via Frankfurt, so the page appears for me in German.

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  26. Such an obvious error!!! Can anyone help me change my language to English? as my dashboard is currently shown in the local language.

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  27. I have only one word for Google Dashboard...POWERFUL...I'm already using it and wow it's really great..helps me get organize..to do list..notes..you'll love it for sure.

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  28. Everything's fine with google, but don't you think it's a bit to deep into our lives? Everywhere you look, you come a cross a google logo :)

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  29. Yeah ! new service now works fine.
    This is really good tool which easier the life.

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