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December 19, 2005
Perfomancing launches forums
When Performancing launched recently, it looked like a how-to blog for bloggers. Now it's looking like a consultancy. The outfit just launched online forums of blog-related subjects, such as writing, making money, and choosing topics.(Thanks Problogger) It looks useful. I signed up and read fellow bloggers' bios: One early impresion: Lots of cats in blogland, at least in Performancing's niche. Maybe dogs are too needy for folks with both hands on the keyboard.
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Tracked on December 21, 2005 08:55 AM
Thanks for the tip! This looks to be a promising forum for bloggers.
Posted by: David Porter at December 19, 2005 10:21 AM
Offer free service, set cookies, collect email and then track users. This reminds me of the first dotcom boom which went bust when everybody figured out that people didn't want to be tracked and were deleting cookies and hated spam that started with email lists. We'll never share or sell your email address. Yea right. The marketers all claimed that cookies were driven by demand. Users were all complaining about the lack of cookies. One nice thing about blogging is that you can communicate without jumping through password hoops and trying to remember a million passwords. The cookies store the passwords and the cookies aren't secure. Cookies rank right up there with spam in terms of security and usability.
"Cookies can also store personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name, e-mail address, home or work address, or telephone number.Once a cookie is saved on your computer, only the Web site that created the cookie can read it."
Unsatisfactory cookies are cookies that might allow access to personally identifiable information that could be used for a secondary purpose without your consent."
Somebody could hijack the cookie and you are set. One problem is that if the cookie value generation used is predictable, it's possible using forged authentication cookies to access administration webpages without knowing the proper password. Duh! Blogging is easy. It's the thinking that's hard.
Posted by: registered user at December 19, 2005 10:32 AM