Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Jan 2011, 8:18 a.m.

May Already Exist

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2011 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Variation: Google Platitude. It analyzes your recent SMSes, your emails, and the galvanic response of your skin to choose a cliché relevant to your mental state, and displays that to you and your circle of friends.

"Sandy's current mental location: Once burned, twice shy"

If you turn off Google Platitude out of privacy concerns, it doesn't actually turn off, it just spitefully sets your status to "If you've done nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide".


24 Jan 2011, 3:34 a.m.

Google Gratitude: A tip-jar micro-payment system. <br/>Google Pulchritude: Basically a Web2.0 version of Am I Hot Or Not. <br/>Google Turpitude: I think they've already got this, just by turning off Safe Search. <br/>Google Solitude: Cuts off your Internet connection. <br/>Google Beatitude: If we're lucky, this is what the GooglePlex will give us after it reaches the Transcend.