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.