I have a private url and plenty of server space that I’ve been renting for over three years, and I’ve thought, off and on, about moving my blog over there and hosting it on wordpress or whatever (I’d buy Ansible to use, if Robb would ever finish it).
Looks like it’s time to evacuate my bowels or unseat myself from the lavatory.
The Web giant announced Tuesday that it plans to follow the activities of users across nearly all of its ubiquitous sites, including YouTube, Gmail and its leading search engine.
Google has already been collecting some of this information. But for the first time, it is combining data across its Web sites to stitch together a fuller portrait of users.
Among the google products I use are Youtube, Blogger (and the linked photo hosting site Picasa), and I recently opened a Google + account for no particular reason (I wanted to see if it’s better than facebook).
All of those things have non-google alternatives and I actually already have accounts with alternatives to all of them but blogger. All I need to do is set up blogging software on my domain, move my blog over to there, and cancel all my Google services.
I’m on it.
I’ll let you know when my url changes. It would be a shame if my readers (all three of you) couldn’t find me any more
It may be a little while because I don’t have a lot of spare time to do these types of things, but it will happen.
Maybe I’ll go for a little re-design while I’m at it. Heck, this could be the impetus I need to get back into blogging regularly…who knows. Stranger things have happened.