March 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM ET
Our privacy, much like rain forests, pandas and the AmericanDream, is toast.
True, we cling to those few remaining crumbs by whiningabout tech companies manhandling what's left of our personal information, but imaginehow liberating it would be to stop pretending we ever really cared and just letit all go? OverShareMe, a newChrome extension developed by Darren Nix at this year's Angelhack SF, helps you do justthat, by sending each and every one of your Google searches into the open Twitterverse.
Alas, your Google searches are shared via the OverShareMe Twitterfeed, @PlzOverShareMe, and the app's official website, and not through your own Twitter account.Your particular Google searches are indentifiable only through the hashtag youassign the app when you download it to Chrome.
For example, if I wanted to make my Google searches easy tofind, I'd assign the hashtag that matches my Twitter account (so @helenaspopkinbecomes #helenaspopkin). Then my Google searches would be tweeted byOverShareMe like this:
@PlzOverShareMe: #helenaspopkin How is babby formed?
I'm not going to do that, however, at least until the rest ofthe world is sharing everything they Google, thus creating a world in which privacyis completely obliterated and humanity is brought together by the understandingthat yes, it's true – that disgusting embarrassing thing we Google, like, all the time? Yeah. Prettymuch everyone else Googles it, too.