November 03, 2003

A New Treat from Google!

Here's a Google feature I bet you didn't know about.

Go to Google, and do a search on your phone number (including the area code). If your number is listed, it will return a page showing your name and address, along with links to MapQuest and the like.

If you'd rather not have your name and address quite so available in this way, you can click on the telephone icon next to your name and address, and Google will give you instructions on how you can have Google block your phone number.

I found out about this in an e-mail message I received today, and at first I thought it was probably a hoax--but just to be sure, I gave it a try. Sure enough, up popped all of my contact information. I've asked them to block it; apparently it takes about forty-eight hours.

Posted by Will Duquette at November 3, 2003 04:54 PM