Google chief likes to ogle - women that is

If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.

How amazing is it when something as innocent as the above quote comes back to bite you on the electronic behind?! I am sure that’s what Eric Schmidt, 58, current Google executive chairman and the man who uttered the above words, has been thinking the past few days. But why would that be?

It seems that the man has been following questionable people on his Instagram account, at least when it comes to mixing business and pleasure. Rather than the usual fare of work colleagues and Silicon Valley techies, Schmidt also followed some of the more progressive ladies of the internet. You know, the ones that like to dress all skimpy in bikinis and do wee pouts to themselves in the mirror while taking self-shots and posting them on Instagram (among others).


Not quite what he was looking at, we're sure of that. But we couldn't resist!

Far be it for us to judge, as the content described is mostly innocent and of no notable value to anyone but the poster and their friends, and while the internet is full of content that is both more obscene and harmful in the wrong hands, it seems that better judgement was not used by Schmidt, given the position he holds, not just in IT, but with the world’s largest and widely used search engine.

To stick up for the man, he’s only human. And is a single man (at least according to Wikipedia he is). Just next time, he should think about having one account for work, and the other…. well, for anything else.

When it did go public, Schmidt’s Instagram account was immediately shutdown.

Hmm, wonder how many CEO’s just performed a social networking cull based on this story?

Source: Business Insider | Images courtesy of Wired and Stop The Duck Face

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Oh, sorry to click in this thread, i thought a newsworthy article was developed here, but alas i was wrong. very wrong.

"If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." : without this statement not sure there would have been any buzz!

Just how much are Microsoft paying Neowin for trashy articles like this? The "journalism" here just gets worse and worse.

So a single man likes sexy women? who the fudge cares. It's called being human.

I don't understand what the news is here. A single man appreciates looking at sexy women. This is not new, and does not affect his ability to make business decisions; it just outlines the fact that he has a sex drive.

For those that say it's not newsworthy... It's newsworthy when he is a higher-up figure of an online company and your online presence is your primary reputation, especially with these women being MUCH younger than he is and very skimpy.

Also, it's newsworthy because it's hypocritical of what he previously said in his quote.

Not really, what he does on his own time is his business and no one else's. He didn't do anything out of the ordinary or break any laws. Just seems like a lame attempt to attack his character.

j2006 said,
For those that say it's not newsworthy... It's newsworthy when he is a higher-up figure of an online company and your online presence is your primary reputation, especially with these women being MUCH younger than he is and very skimpy.

Also, it's newsworthy because it's hypocritical of what he previously said in his quote.

Finally some sense. One of the few intelligent comments here

j2006 said,

Also, it's newsworthy because it's hypocritical of what he previously said in his quote.

I'm not going to bash Neowin for the article, after all, as non-news as some people might find it, others will enjoy it. However i'm going to go ahead and say where's the hypocrisy? His original quote is "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place." at what point did he not want people to know this? He's a smart man and is well aware his follows are public and in the past he has been quite open about his "doings".

Who gives a ****?! Honestly. I don't see anything newsworthy about this at all.

NEWS FLASH!!! Everyone likes pictures of pretty girls...even successful people.

excalpius said,
Who gives a ****?! Honestly. I don't see anything newsworthy about this at all.

NEWS FLASH!!! Everyone likes pictures of pretty girls...even successful people.

There are several gay men reading your post and screaming, "Nooooo they don't!"


Even my gay friends like pictures of pretty ladies. They just aren't romantically interested, hehe.

But yeah, I didn't mean to OVER generalize on this.

"Far be it for us to judge..."

Say again? This is a shamefully judgmental article, Andrew, and should be retracted.

Every time I consider subscribing to Neowin, it shows its true colors once again. Sad.

Just shows what a despicable, tyrannical, Puritan country America has become. Heaven forbid a red-blooded male likes to look at scantily clad pretty women. OMIGOD!!!!

He already had a long string of mistresses when he was married...so how is this supposed to be embarrassing?

Just Google "sex fortress".

Yeah now that I read that back it sounds like I'm lambasting anyone that wants to show their sexiness. I suppose I mean that he was following the wrong people on his account that was linked to his work.

yeoo_andy_ni said,
Yeah now that I read that back it sounds like I'm lambasting anyone that wants to show their sexiness. I suppose I mean that he was following the wrong people on his account that was linked to his work.


Who are you to make the call?

Skin said,
Oh my, a single, heterosexual man was looking at pictures of sexy and skimpy dressed women?

Indeed... if it were say transexual midget clowns it might mayyyyybe be newsworthy.. but this, meh welcome to being human.

Skin said,
Oh my, a single, heterosexual man was looking at pictures of sexy and skimpy dressed women?

[http://i.imgur.com/kvADcwT.jpg

I agree the main story should not really be shocking to anyone.

However, it is quite interesting and curious that his account was closed when this information got out, making his prior statements and his company's views on privacy, hypocritical at best.