Wednesday, August 23, 2006

You're being watched

Most people, I think, aren't aware that everything they do on the internet is tracked and recorded somewhere. I can see this clearly when I check my site meter. This useful tool tells me the IP address of every visitor to my page. Along with this information, I'm aware of the location of the user, the system they're using, the operating system and the web browser. And I also know what search terms were entered in which search engine, and which pages of mine were visited, and the length of each visit. Yes, I have all of that information.

And if you've sent me an email, I have your IP address and I know exactly when you're reading my blog.

Isn't this all nice to know?

Ah, the things I've learned . . .

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