Feb 13, 2012 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

A full $5 gift card awaits you if you sign up for Google’s new project called ‘Screenwise‘. This project has the purpose to collect information on internet usage by regular people around the world. So to know every day browsing history, Google is planning to pay users who share their Search History.

All users have been told as of now, on a landing page with no sign up option, that they install a Chrome browser extension to allow data to be collected. This data will be paid for with gift coupons. The signing up payment is a $5 Amazon gift card, followed by an additional $5 gift card every three months until you max out your limit of $25.

As Google says, “Google is building a new panel to learn more about how everyday people use the Internet. The new project is called Screenwise. As a panelist, you'll add a browser extension that will share with Google the sites you visit and how you use them. What we learn from you, and others like you, will help us improve Google products and services and make a better online experience for everyone.”

Users who are 13 or older with a Google Account and willing to use the Google Chrome browser are eligible to join.

Google has stated this payment as their way of saying “thank you”. What do you think of this offer? Is $5 too meager an amount to give up one’s privacy? Do share your views.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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