Google compiles enough data to build comprehensive portfolios of most users – Who they are, where they go and what they do – and the information is all available at google.com/dashboard.
Here are just a few things WSJ reporter Tom Gara found out about himself.
134,966 – All Tom’s emails since he first got a Gmail account in 2004. Google also stores his 6,147 chats.
2,702 – Google knows the people that Tom emails most. At the top is a friend in Egypt.
9,220 – Videos Tom has watched, listed in chronological order, including a series viewed in June about canoes.
64,019 – Google thinks To performs most of his searches around 8AM, ET, but this is probably skewed by years spent outside the U.S.
3 – Google Knows all of tom’s synchronized Android phones, including the old Nexus S phone that he gave to his mom.
117 – That’s how many apps Tom has downloaded from Google’s store.
3 – Credit Card (two expired) saved in Google Wallet, plus two shipping addresses and 13 itemized purchases since June 2009.
35 – Number of Website passords saved in Google’s Chrome browser.
855 – Documents Tom has created, plus the 115 he has opened that belong to other people.
Willunga, South Australia – Due to an unknown glitch, Google bases Tom’s Location from one of his old Android phones,which h gave to his other in Australia.