So I belong to this listserv of mostly attorneys and everyone is talking about how they use Google for this and Google for that and all I can think is … is it just me?! Why would anyone wish Google to be scanning and indexing their business records and documents – let alone a bunch of attorneys?
*start of rant*
Of course, you KNOW – any time your data touches a Google server it is being scanned and indexed. Right?
Seriously – you are giving every keystroke/word <-as best as speech recognition can figure out the words I imagine – to Google just by using it. Oh and Google = not just search but, of course, gmail, chrome, anything done on a chromebook. All are collection points. Google was built to scan/index and it’s doing that to your and your clients’ info.
As for those using Google Voice – are you sure you’re getting all your calls? Who are you going to call if you realize, 3 days later, that your phone has stopped ringing?? See – it’s not when tech works that you have to worry – it’s when it doesn’t. Pay the $20 per month to have a business VoIP line or use unified messaging to work your cell as a business AND personal mobile device and stop using a free service, especially Google, for everything!
*Jumps off soapbox*
Note: the above is much more amusing when you read it like Edna Mode , dahling! #justsayin
Andrea Cannavina (@AndreaCan) helps law firms organize, automate and implement business process improvements to create efficient workflows and happier staff.