Jan 15 2008
I’ve mentioned once or twice before that I use Firefox with the NoScript plugin. I take into account that many sites need to run a few scripts to run properly, and I’ll even allow for one or two more if I want to watch a video. But I have never run into such an overbearing number of scripts that need to be enabled as when I tried to see a video on the basics of Data Portability. If it was only three or four scripts that I needed to allow to use this site, I’d consider it. But this ReadWriteWeb needs 11 different scripts from different sites before it’ll run properly. Or so I assume, since I’m stopping at even temporarily allowing half that number.
I’m interested in learning more about data portability, just not at the expense of giving up that much my information. All those tracking/analytic scripts make me feel like they’ve got a microscope on me when I visit the site. Too bad, since the article makes the video seem worth watching.