OverShareMe Chrome App For The Underexposed Google SearcherBy: Drew Bowling - March 6, 2012
In this new age of non-privacy where it’s impossible to disappear from the internet, developer Darren Nix has offered up a way for the privacy absurdist to abandon all attempts to cling to privacy and, instead, simply over-share everything to the world.
That’s exactly the purpose of the eponymous Chrome plug-in, OverShareMe. Simply put, you install the plug-in, give yourself a hashtag or username to identify yourself, and then every search you make will be automatically tweeted to the plug-in’s Twitter account at @PlzOverShareMe. Or, if you prefer, you can watch the stream of searches appear on OverShareMe’s website.
Here are some samples of what OverShareMe users have been searching and, therefore, tweeted out to the world.
#totallystupid red mercury
#Sansai cee lo green forget you lyrics
#Sansai vedgetable oil prices reuters
#FirebaseCEO herpes medication
#FirebaseCEO how to talk to girls
#snorlax what is a MILF?
#snufflerumpagus where can i get ambien from mexico
#linux How to make the chewbacca noise
#thesecondoriginal is firebase to databases what oreos are to MILFs?
The good thing about OverShareMe – maybe it’s good for you, I don’t know – is that the auto-shared Tweets keep Googlers anonymous. Well, in theory, you could use your own name if you really want to embody the over-sharing attitude but that’s a decision only you can make. Even then, as of writing this the Twitter account only has 15 followers so you still have a ways to go if you want to smear the contents of your Google searches all over the web.
Given that the entertainment value of the OverShareMe plug-in is contingent on how many people install the app, it’s got some pretty valid potential as an implement for following Google search trends should more people install it. Of course, the value of OverShareMe’s comedy is somewhat diminished when you know that those people using the plug-in are in on the joke of over-sharing their Google search queries. Acknowledging this, OverShareMe’s website suggests one use of the plug-in as a means to secretly broadcast your “frenemy’s” Google searches to the world which.
Which, if you do resort to such nefarious uses, I must say… you are a wicked, wicked person.