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Michael Pucher ist ein ausgewiesener Experte für Vertrieb, Marktmanagement und CRM für Versicherungen und Finanzdienstleister bei AAA Auctor Actor Advisor GmbH mit Sitz in Köln und München.
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Xing:Sat 27 Aug
The facebook like buttons spread like cancer all over the web. To protect your privacy (like buttons help facebook to know your browser history, info, more (german)), I’ve collected some tips on how to remove those buttons from your browsing experience using AdBlock, Proxies and other little helpers:
AdBlock for firefox
Add the following filter to your custom filters:
"|http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?*" (without the quotes)
Greasemonkey Userscripts turn into chrome extensions as well.
Hint on chrome: chrome does not yet support script removal or ad blocking. At the moment chrome only supports ad hiding
Add the following to the Blacklist:
CSS Selector: table[class=”connect_widget_interactive_area”]
Matching Domain: .*
I’d appreciate any hints on other chrome solutions without having to run a proxy. Thanx!
User of posterous? Because they didn’t even asked users to opt-in and made like buttons the default, you should just quit using posterous. If you can’t, here’s how to remove them:
Any hints/links for other browsers/services are highly appreciated!Created: Mon 17 May
Today I’ve erased all my private and identity data (memberships of formerly called fan pages and groups) from facebook. I’ve also removed the facebook “like” button from this blog. The next logic step will be to delete my facebook account (link). And you should do the same.
What’s wrong with facebook?
Nothing special. If it were not facebook it would be something else. There are two ways to operate/monetize a centralized web platform like facebook:
Both have major shortages:
Those two issues aren’t even the biggest issue with facebook. With the introduction of the latest technologies like “universal like” or “open graph api” the whole open minded web is in danger. Imaging the following: you’re logged in into facebook (or even worse: you have to be logged in to facebook to access certain sites of the web, what is already happening) and your private data and what you like on facebook is shared with third parties (like pandora or yelp). Your music preferences, what movies you liked and so on. More and more websites will use the information what you like from facebook. Every webpage is then fitted to your “likes” and preferences based on the pages you like on facebook. You won’t be able to explore stuff, it’s all waiting prepared for you. Maybe you’ll find that useful. I’m afraid thinking about it. We will lose the ability to explore the formerly open internet on our own mind. In exchange we will get a close, vendor-optimized web where we are in a bad position. All we need to do is to click the “buy now” button.
twitter isn’t in a better situation right now. The only way to monetize/pay operation costs has been to introduce “promoted tweets”. They will fail as well. Either people will leave twitter due too annoyance or smart people will find ways to filter promoted tweets (and people will find ways).
The internet is becoming all about marketing and sales. The so called “social networks” the public now knows are not “social” networks. Those are becoming “marketing” and “targeting” networks more and more every day. And we provide all the information to fill their databases on your on. By own will.
That’s the dilemma of centralized networks/platforms. The only way to pay the operating costs and earn some money is to sell out.
Both open source and commercial offerings have two things in common: they bet on decentralized, open infrastructures and respect individual rights and privacy. There are indeed huge technical and operational issues to overcome before a decentralized, open source and individual rights protecting social networking will become possible. But it will. Smart people are working hard to find ways already.
facebook (and others) will fail.Created: Sat 08 May
Hello @mpucherCreated: Fri 23 Apr
The headline just showed up in my twitter stream:
I’m not quite sure about that rumor. The founders always said they don’t wanna see something like dodgeball/google again and remain control on 4sq.
Rumor or not, I think that would have the following consequences:
Thanks to 4sq for being the first mover. First mover isn’t always an advantage. If there is a market others will follow soon, be smarter, don’t make the mistakes you make etc. Until someones new enters the block, is smarter than they….
I enjoyed using 4sq until now. It was fun and made me meet lots of interesting and nice people. But at some point I have to admit it got boring. Checkin just to get badges or being mayor was funny for quite some time but if you get nothing more than badges/myorships it’s simply boring.
I’ll quit my 4sq account pretty soon and you’ll find me on friendticker.com friendticker.com is “next-gen checkin rewards”. Rewards have been in mind when the service was created.Created: Tue 06 Apr