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Google ‘Me On The Web’ Tool Promises To Help You Manage Your Online Identity

Published by pratyushkp on June 17th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Image via CrunchBase

Google has released a feature that is supposed to help users manage the information that shows up about them on the web.

Called “Me on the Web,” the tool is available on the Google Dashboard.

“Your online identity is determined not only by what you post, but also by what others post about you — whether a mention in a blog post, a photo tag or a reply to a public status update,” Google explained in a blog post. “When someone searches for your name on a search engine like Google, the results that appear are a combination of information you’ve posted and information published by others.”

Only users with a Google Profile can use this tool, which displays links from a user’s profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It also let users set up search alerts for themselves, though the section seems to offer only links to how-to articles about steps you can take to control third-party information about you. The tool won’t, for example, actually let you remove an embarrassing article about yourself that appears in your search results.

Google writes of the Google profile:

With a Google profile, you can manage the information–such as your bio, contact details, and other information about you–that people see. You can also link to other sites about you or created by you. For example, you can link to your blog, online photos in Picasa, and other profiles such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

At this point, however, Google’s tool seems more a push for the site to get in on the social game by helping the company manage what it knows about your online connections, rather than letting you actually control your online identity.

See the feature below:

Source :-

  • Google’s “Me On The Web” Pushes Google Profiles – Take That, Facebook? (
  • Google’s “Me on The Web” Tracks Online Mentions Of Your Name, Just Like Google Alerts (
  • Google Launches “Me on the Web” to Help You Manage Your Online Identity (
  • Google launches Me On The Web, to help monitor online identity (
  • Google helps you manage your online identity, justify those vanity Alerts (
  • Google Launches Tool for Online Reputation Management (

Gmail gets Background Customization Feature

Published by pratyushkp on April 16th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Now, customize your Inbox

Google has added yet another eye-candy feature to its web-based email service – Gmail. Over two years ago, Google had added themes in Gmail which certainly impressed several users, geeks and Gmail loyalists. Today onwards, Google will let you customize your Gmail with any image or your own custom image for the background. Yes, you can customize your Gmail with Kelly Clarkson‘s wallpaper, Dark Knight Rises Poster, or even a photo of your own. Wonder why took Gmail so long to introduce this feature.

Do note that adding a huge image to your Gmail background might make your web browser a wee bit slower. To customize background image on Gmail, go to Themes Tabs in Settings or just click here to go there directly in Gmail.

In the Themes tab, the last option is “Create your own theme” where you must click and a pop-up window will show up. Over there, you’ll get a wireframe like snapshot of your Gmail, where you can customize the different areas with the colors of your choice. Click on the small box on top left corner of that window to give you a drop-down menu about colors and an option to upload image.

Check out the image below to find the upload image option where in you can pull image from Picasa or upload directly from your computer.

Source -:

  • Add Background Image to Gmail: Design your Own Theme (
  • “Make Your Own Gmail Theme with Custom Background Image” and related posts (
  • Google adds custom background image themes to Gmail (
  • Choose Your Own Image as Gmail Background (
  • Now You Can Select Your Own Image As a Background in Gmail (
  • Gmail Updates Themes, Recipient Suggestions (
  • GMail adds custom backgrounds, recipient check failsafes (
  • Customize your own inbox! Background images in Gmail Themes now available (
  • Now You Can Personalize Gmail With Your Own Wallpaper (
  • Custom background image themes (
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