The more people like you talk this way, the closer we become to loosing it all. If you are not going to fight for our freedoms and liberties, I wish you would simply be quiet and not say anything.
You have taken this off topic as far as I'm concerned. What you speak of is completely different than tracking with data collection. Software development is fine but data farming doesn't stop there.You sir, clearly have never written software. Analytics are an amazing tool to have.
You have taken this off topic as far as I'm concerned. What you speak of is completely different than tracking with data collection. Software development is fine but data farming doesn't stop there.
Best hope advertisers (the people buying the ads) don't ever agree with you in large, or the free web will be over. The only way to pay for websites with actual paid staff will be a paywall to enter them.The one possibility that I found the most interesting was that advertising simply does not work. To me, that makes the whole idea of advertising a fallacy, and gagme's reliance on it only reinforces that fallacy. In this case, a real "fake news" type of situation.
Have you been able to link that data to sales?You mention all these things that Google does as negatives, but for my small business all the data they collect and info at my fingertips is a wet dream!!!!!!!!! Is google gonna use my stuff maliciously? I very much doubt it. They're a public company and just want to increase their revenue like all businesses.
Well, if you did not have your Tin Foil hat on before you started reading this article, then you have to consider the possibility that you were unprepared to read it.I wish you would have started off by telling me to put on my tinfoil hat before reading this article
Feedback is where customer service departments come in. I develop software and our company gets feedback directly from our customers.You sir, clearly have never written software. Analytics are an amazing tool to have. It's only the paranoid folk who blow it way out of proportion that make it a bad thing. You, are one of these people... Without analytics, software companies would be blind as to how people use their software, and what issues their software is having. Aka they would have no idea what to work on other than using random folk who contact support directly. This results in crappy software nobody wants. Any reputable successful software will have some sort of analytics, I guarantee you.
Good thing they don't have something like an automated tool meant to search fields of haystacks for one single needle in particular...
The point I'm making is that why would anyone want to? I think people have to realize that generally speaking individuals aren't that interesting. If any of your data really is used it's usually in very broad analytical studies rather than looking up what you searched on Tuesday at 19:03. Personally I think people have this belief that the world revolves around them when in fact it really doesn't. That's my two cents though.