Googling and Doodling Online – At the Cost of Privacy?
Doodle notes: “A recent survey performed on behalf of Doodle shows that while there are simple tricks and tools that can be used to maintain a lean calendar, most Internet users still organize their calendars in a rudimentary way… 85% don’t use online tools for sharing calendar data or scheduling events.” See: http://bit.ly/IvUYD3
Why people are not electing to share their calendars online is open to conjecture, but surely a primary concern for many is the thought that other parties might discover there whereabouts, their schedule and, furthermore, determine the same details of their co-workers and clients. This raises a broader question of whether those using online collaboration tools consider the privacy of their peers. Increasingly protecting our online privacy appears to be ‘social’.