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Blog entry by DeLayne Peck posted 01-21-2015 06:51 PM 1591 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever wonder about all those little internet pauses in the delivery of content to your computer from LumberJocks? The pauses are created by trackers. The website is reporting your online behavior to a commercial data base for marketing and advertising purposes.

Today, when I clicked on Dave’s blog entry #9, 40 trackers were notified:

Adap.tv, AdconionADTECH, AppNexus, BlueKai, Burst Media, Criteo Datalogix, DataPoint, Media DoubleClick,
DoubleClick, Bid Manager, Facebook Beacon, Flashtalking, Ghostery Privacy Notice, Google Adsense, Google Analytics, Integral Ad, Digital, Lijit, LiveRamp, MediaMath, NetRatings, SiteCensus, OpenX, PulsePoint, Rubicon, RUN, ScoreCard, Research Beacon, Sizmek, Sonobi, SpotXchange, Switch, Concepts, Telemetry, TRUSTe, Notice Tube, Mogul, and VigLink

On other LJS pages I found as many as 66.

How do I know? I use Firefox as my browser and installed an add-on called Ghostery which catches, notifies me, and blocks trackers.

Compared to other sites, LJS has more trackers than any other site I have visited. Draw your own conclusions.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.



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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 06:58 PM

Geez, I only got 30 trackers on my own blog entry. I feel insulted.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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jap

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 08:20 PM

I only see 4 trackers using Ghostery extension on Chrome

-- Joel

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 01-21-2015 08:23 PM

Why were we not told about this? I find this kind of thing to be dishonest and worrying c’mon lumberjocks why not tell us exactly what is going on that we are not being told about.This is surely not a fair way to treat us,doing these kind of things behind our backs.?????Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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lew

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#4 posted 01-21-2015 08:58 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 01-21-2015 09:11 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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JayT

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#6 posted 01-21-2015 09:14 PM

I only get five blocked by Ghostery on Chrome, but if you turn off Ghostery and reload the page, then some of those five trigger a bunch of others. I get more blocked trackers on ESPN’s site than anywhere else.

Alistair, this is extremely common on all websites. Any website that accepts paid advertising will have trackers so that the advertisers can try to put ads in front of you that you may want to click on. No reason to get mad at LJ’s. If you are going to use the internet, your activity will be tracked by someone.

In some ways it’s not that bad. You’re more likely to see ads for things that interest you instead of for completely random stuff. In other ways, it sucks that so much of the bandwidth and loading times are related to tracking, ads and data instead of the actual content.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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Bogeyguy

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#7 posted 01-21-2015 11:36 PM

Really Alistair? How long have you been surfing the web? This is common knowledge. Don’t worry about it.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Buckethead

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#8 posted 01-21-2015 11:54 PM

ZOMG U GUYS THE OTHER DAY I WAS JUS MINDIN MY OWN BUSINESS AT A ANARCHISTS KNITTING COMMUNE AND ME AND MY FELLOW NEOLUDDITES WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE GEO TRACKER AND HOW THE GREAT OLD CARS OF THE EIGHTIES AND NINETIES DONT EVEN EXIST ANYMORE YOU NO WUT I MEAN BRUH

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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Mean_Dean

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#9 posted 01-22-2015 01:16 AM

The commercialization of LJs is getting ridiculous. Wasn’t that way when Martin ran it…......

-- Dean

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TheFridge

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#10 posted 01-22-2015 02:12 AM

I DONT know BRUH but RICH MIGHT

and they DONT make CARS like they USED TO

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 01-22-2015 02:36 PM

LOL @ buckethead!

A few years ago my oldest daughter (now 39) came home one day and said “Dad! Was saw this REALLY OLD antique car today. It was SO COOL! You’d LOVE it!”

Yeah, imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a 1978 CAMARO !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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abie

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#12 posted 01-24-2015 04:37 PM

TNX
Iv’install it and am amazed at how many people are tracking me
Also IMHO I am dismayed at how may LJ people think this site is for them to advertise their stuff.
I also have learned how to view this site without most of the adds!!!
MY trackers are down to 5

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#13 posted 01-24-2015 04:56 PM

GOOD for YOU, interestng you CARE. Dismayed? Awfully big of you to dis so many… Not familiar with commercialization, advertising or for-profit businesses?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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DeLayne Peck

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#14 posted 01-24-2015 08:11 PM

Smitty, the dismay here is about personal computers and websites clogged with cookies, trackers, and malware. I think we are all very grateful for commercialization, advertizing, and for-profit business. Our shops have wonderful tools as a result.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#15 posted 01-24-2015 08:50 PM

And I appreciate the OP, DJ. It’s just the horror some are expressing that’s funny, really.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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