Friday, February 20, 2009


I have gone back to the Feedjit facts page here and it seems on the basic image version no details are published on the blog itself and it is possible to optionally get your browser ignored. I hope this is correct but if this is not please let me know, and I will remove the offending widget. 
This may be tricky to check as it frequently gets the location 40 miles out, but I am not really interested in your exact location just your country's flag appearing on the site. 
Thanks to everyone who commented and gave me their opinions on this matter.  


Blogger Donna said...

Well, if I'm the little flag at the top when I come onto the page, it's about 500 miles out :o) It says London and I'm in Scotland!

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done Norman. I have heard several people say that it is possible for anyone to blog Feedjit if they don't want their location captured. I think you did well to think it over and then do what you felt was right for you.

I do not think we will see the complainer again. Stalin like, she will reinvent her own history, but that's fine - she can do that, in her own space.

I am from Surbiton just now, I see;-)

8:04 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Donna I made a technical modification in order not to invade people's privacy. I am still wondering whether I really have a visitor from Burkina Faso [sitemeter flag yesterday] or are they actually in Surbiton. ;o)

Thanks Maxine, I am just pleased that you can afford Surbiton. ;o)

10:35 AM  
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11:34 AM  
Blogger crimeficreader said...

Norm, as you know, I am not happy with this widget, but can bare it for now. I will seek advice on "browser out" for when I need to consider its implications more.

Until then and beyond - enjoy!

It's users who recognise the risks who have to do the admin - and I don't know how at this point - who have to limit their risk. As I explained to you, Feedjit provides too much information in the broader environment.

It is assumptive - assuming that anyone's web activity to your site is available for mass knowledge - and it is, but only on time of visit, as far as I can see. Nevertheless, that is an inordinate risk to some.

I am horrified by other sites that rank activity.

I want to be here, Norm, at your site, without fear of being watched by some other. You may downplay the results, but I wonder.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

crimeficreader if on your way out of the blog you click on live feed and remove my ISP and then leave via another site it wipes all the record of your visit. You have to do that every time which is annoying I know but I will investigate easier methods.

2:41 PM  
Blogger Dorte H said...

I don´t know what my visitors do, and how, but I have noticed I have one visitor who is so anonymous that my sitemeter only says ´anonymous´ and neither gives me language nor country.
It is annoying that one has to be such a techno-wizard to navigate in this world, though. Still, for SiteMeter I think it was fairly easy to make it ´private´.

3:58 AM  
Blogger crimeficreader said...

Thanks Norm.

Dorte, I also have the anonymously anonymous on sitemeter. I am just pleased with the hits!

LOL - the word verification for this comment is "dement". Demented I am not, yet...

4:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You could always change to Wordpress!

It took me a while to realise I'm Bolton, and I'm not sure I like everyone having access to what browser and OS I use.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Bookwitch click on "watch live" and then "remove IP" and exit via another site and it wipes all record of your visit.

6:37 AM  

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