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December 19, 2005

Perfomancing launches forums

Stephen Baker

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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Steve,

Thanks for the tip! This looks to be a promising forum for bloggers.

David Porter

Posted by: David Porter at December 19, 2005 10:21 AM

This Web site uses cookies to help us collect information about users. We collect certain information about users who visit this site, including user actions and click paths, domain name/IP addresses and browser types, as well as other information. We use this information mainly to track referrals and analyze user behavior. We also collect personal information, including email addresses, from registered users.

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

Unsatisfactory cookies are cookies that might allow access to personally identifiable information that could be used for a secondary purpose without your consent."

ID theft is a problem because people collect information with no regard for the privacy of the user or a system to prevent abuses. They say they use cookies for the benefit of the user and there is nothing in it for the user. Cookies should be an option. If they were, most people wouldn't use them because you don't need them which is why it is better to block them and use sites that don't rely on cookies.

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


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