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-Scott Gilbertson, via WebMonkey.com
Yahoo has announced it will soon support the Do Not Track privacy header across its sprawling network of websites. Supporting Do Not Track means you will soon be able to easily tell Yahoo to stop tracking your movements around the web.
Much like the Do Not Call registry, the Do Not Track system offers a way to opt out of this third-party web tracking.
The Do Not Track header began life at Mozilla, but has since moved to the W3C where it was converted into a web standard by the Tracking Protection Working Group.
The Do Not Track header now works in every major desktop browser except Google Chrome, though none of them turn it on by default. Still, for privacy-concerned users savvy enough to enable Do Not Track, the header offers a quick and easy way to tell advertisers that you don’t want to be followed while you browse the web.
Numerous online advertising groups already respect the Do Not Track header and refrain from tracking users that enable it. Today’s announcement means that, starting this summer, you can add Yahoo to the list of companies that will stop tracking you if you’ve enabled Do Not Track in your web browser.
Of course, there are still many advertisers and websites that don’t yet support Do Not Track. If you’re concerned about your online privacy and don’t want to rely on the goodwill of advertisers, there are other, more aggressive steps you can take to limit how your tracked on the web.
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Talk Date: 11/2009
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit, a social-voting news website with geek allegiances, a small-town feel and a penchant for lighting up the memes your friends IM you about next week.
But this isn't about Reddit. This is...about discovering new things that pop up on the web...in the last four years we've seen all kinds of memes...trends get born right on our front page.
...it went from about five percent...when this meme started, to 70 percent at the end of voting....We won! Mister Splashy Pants was chosen.
...Redditors...were happy to participate, but they weren't whale lovers. A few...certainly were. But we're talking about...people who were...interested and...caught up in this great meme...someone from Greenpeace came back on the site and thanked Reddit for its participation. But this wasn't really out of altruism. This was just out of interest in doing something cool.
If you want to succeed you’ve got to be okay to just lose control.