Oh my God.
I never realized just how much is tied in to Google. It’s not just Gmail. Blogger used to be a separate service. So was YouTube. FaceBook was something I should never have linked to my Google Account (logging in by Gmail account). PicasaWeb originally didn’t belong to Google.
Now Google does something to you, and everything else goes down as well! I should have kept the services separate! moved my blogs elsewhere, used separate accounts to access FaceBook and Youtube, hosted my pics on other places than Picasaweb!
I’m down to my ancient yahoo account (dating back to 1994), hardly used now, and my Twitter account which I hardly bother with because I just don’t get it. And of course, Sf-fandom and Sffworld!
I have now learned my lesson, being well and truly spanked! Never let a monolithic service run everything you have.