Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Google announces 'Account Activity'

 

This is pretty awesome. Google just announced a new service called Account Activity, which tells you what you've been doing.  

Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by 2-step verification.





You sign up for it, and Google will send you a monthly report full of stats on your own Google account. It's a kind of a "quantified self" tool for stuff you do on Google services like Gmail, Search and YouTube. It also shows you some data on how others use your content -- for example, it will say how many people have watched your YouTube videos. 

Here's the announcement: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/giving-you-more-insight-into-your.html