• http://www.sbmteam.com George Bounacos

    Super timely news, Matt. Thanks for this. I just had an intense privacy conversation with someone who asked me how Google would start packaging its data with opt-in permission to become a warehouse. I would say that this is one step in the right direction.

    I can’t imagine the skewing that occurs based on who takes an offer to have their browsing history captured at a rate of 5.5 cents per day. I’m sure there will be all sorts of games and incentives to compare yourself to your Plus circles and other ways to goose different groups of folks to engage.

    What impresses is that this is the very first step Google (or any of the engines except Bing’s shot at it) for compensating consumers for data the consumer most often believes belongs to them.

    Great grist for the mill on a Wednesday!

  • Mary

    Clutch insight Matt!

    For me, it seems Google is pretty transparent about all of their updates to search to date, with SPYW, and the new privacy policy.

    @ Goerge, I definitely agree that this is a laudable move on the part of Google to try and reward the user. However, you are right in thinking that the data will be skewed dependent on those who opt-in. Any scientific study relies on random sampling, otherwise the results would be deemed unreliable.

    @ Matt, what type of users do you think Screenwise will attract, and how will that affect how Google looks at user preferences?

  • http://schindyguy.com Bryan Schindelheim

    Hey @Google, do Screenwise panel clicks violate Adsense TOS?

    “To ensure a positive experience for Internet users and Google advertisers, sites displaying Google ads may not:
    Use third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf and click-exchange programs.”


  • http://www.econtentaxis.com C.A.

    Its a nice news shared because it is good to know that now their will be a panel which will take an eye to that what we are opening and how we ar using that site and for what purpose sop its great and the age limit is also good that is declared for any account.

  • http://hireseo.blogspot.com/ jemin desai

    its like GOOGLE WILL SELL YOU to anyone……

    Google is also now planning to get more $$$$ by selling the data to third party….. As per Google its pay $20/month to user up to one year…. then think how much Google Plan to earn by selling data?

    And another thing is what steps Google will consider before selling data to third party? from current view i think if any one want the data about any things they just need to pay $$$ to Google and Google will sell you.. not your data….

    And as per this announcement Google will not become transparent for them project but they just tell all of us that we are also money making company… and we will also sell your data like others….

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/seosmosemexpertnyc Madgundi Venkatesh

    Oh…! Great another preparation of online income program by Google. If Google trying to stop SOPA then why ultimately telling Internet need SOPA Act with this program. Offering Google screenwise program ultimately that Google wants to collect data because he wants to filter our data from better online experience program.

    One more time…! Google proves that we are not the user but we are the customers for them

  • http://george-novak.com George Novak

    This seems a good idea at first glance, but like many things from Goggle it has become a mess. First, the payout amount ranges anywhere from $10 to $100. I received a recent mailer which stated $40 at first, then $20 per month. The official terms and conditions on the other hand only stated $10 per month (and that was dependent on “Goggle subcontractors”). There was also a lot of gray area about what sort of equipment I had to install and my responsibilities concerning that equipment. A “high end router” could be worth $1,000 or more, and I sure as heck wouldn’t want to be on the hook if something happened to it. Also, this equipment is happily consuming your electricity and internet bandwidth 7×24 while you get $10 a month (maybe). Doesn’t sound like a good deal when you think about it. Now $100 and $20 month may be a better enticement, but their contract needs to state that amount. I would also need a waiver of responsibility towards their equipment before I accept it. As always, your mileage may vary, but be sure you under stand the risks. – George

  • jengonz

    I signed up for screen wise and am still waiting for the start up money of a 100 not thrilled my wireless is always going down due to the modem I am very temped  to put my old router back in. Book

  • jtrn

    We got our start money but I think it was only $40….and we have gotten I think 1 check for $20 since starting this….I didnt sign up, my husband did….call me crazy but I HAVE noticed and increase of 800 # calls since this started as well…..