A brief history of online tracking.

/A brief history of online tracking.

How we’re tracked online, by whom, and why. Also what impact all those goddamn web bugs have on things like user experience and page loading. (Hint: it’s a lot.)

For the record, I use Ghostery and Adblock in every browser I can. The fact that I can’t on my phone and tablet1 is one of the reasons I mostly stick to a handful of sites when using those devices.

Also any website that uses those whole-page-obscuring lightbox interstitial ad things needs to be burnt with fire. Seriously. Don’t fucking do that.

  1. Well, my iPad. I don’t love love my Surface, but I do love that it has a proper browser with a proper adblocker in it. ^
2017-09-28T13:45:52+00:0012th September, 2015|Comments Off on A brief history of online tracking.