Finally, I was going to post some more drawings, but waht – what’s that google? You have decided to screw the subscribers to picasa web albums and force them to sign up for google plus in order to access their own photos that they’ve already uploaded to picasa? And I have to check “I understand the changes to picasa” even though you haven’t explained them anywhere? Oh, and then even when I decide to give up and check all your little boxes and agree to you shitty privace policy and allow you to use my location (which I totally do NOT want to do), I still can’t upload images off my iPad unless I download the google + app. FUCK you! I am so mad right now. I guess that company motto “Don’t be evil” is ironic now. I just want to scream and cry and break something.
I know, for a person who keeps a blog with pretty personal stuff on it sometimes that is seems counter intuitive, but I don’t really want the whole world to see my photos and know where they were taken. And I especially don’t want to be forced to join their ersatz social networking bullshit just to keep on using a service I’ve been using for years.
I already give you enough, google! You already have more personal information about me than my mother, from blood type to hat size, and I refuse to let you have my face, too. I REFUSE! (That’s right, it has a handy “auto face recognition” feature).
Here’s a tip for you google: if you want people to use google +, make it better! Don’t coerce all of your current users into signing up, just do they can keep using those nice programs and services that you bought and took over, just so you can make your numbers look better.
I know 1984 is here and I should give up any notion I have about internet and privacy, but I still somehow thought google was my friend. I like gmail, and I love google drive, but dammit, I don’t like social networking sites, and I damn sure don’t want my entire life’s worth of photos connected to one. I think some compartmentalization in a persons life is a good thing.
And maybe I will capitulate, because it is easier than downloading all of those photos, saving them onto my computer, and uploading them all back to some other web album, but I will NOT be happy about it!
Finally, don’t nobody come in here commenting about how there is some work-around or how it shouldn’t work this way blah blah. I am talking about what just happened to me today, and I don’t care to do any research before I rant. I am sick with impotent fury, like I got cut off in traffic, or I got home from a store and realized I didn’t get the sale price on something that I only bought in the first place because it was on sale, but it is too late to do anything productive about it. In other words, like I got screwed, life is not fair, etc., etc. Maybe in a few more days I’ll have calmed down enough to give this another look. For now, this rant is all I have. Otherwise I’d have to go and break dishes or something, but then I’d just have to clean it all up.