So there I was, typing up some text, going over to Google to look up a reference, when I saw the Doodle of the day:
That’s cute, was my first thought.
That’s spooky, was my second thought.
That’s, umm, really disturbing, was my next thought.
This Doodle made me realise how much my online experience is now uselessly personal. (I'm assuming no-one else got this specific Doodle, because that would be really spooky!) I can no longer trust that my view onto the web is not being severely filtered, here presumably for fun, but what about at other times? How can I trust that my research queries, which need to be impersonal, are not being helpfully, or unhelpfully, filtered?
Of course, I knew this intellectually before, but this incident brought it home to me in a very (im)personal way.