I'm conflicted about this, I can fully understand why tracking pixels exist. I've been thinking about how best to track how many views my newsletter and RSS feeds get and using a pixel is the most obvious answer as part of my growing interest in analytics.
I am not interested at all as to when or how many times an individual interacts with a particular item, only the raw numbers. But I can appreciate how sceptical anyone would be if they knew it was there. They can only see their side of the pixel, not what I, or anyone else, might be doing on the other side.
Posted 22nd Feb 2021 @ 14:39
It took a decade to put this photo together:
Composed over a decade with 400 hours of image data, the broad mosaic spans an impressive 28x18 degrees across the sky.
Posted 12th Feb 2021 @ 15:50
Audi make some great looking cars but this is the best I've seen in a while from them.
Posted 11th Feb 2021 @ 10:00
Saying that Facebook are late with this change of policy would be too kind to them.
Why it matters: It's a partial reversal from Facebook's previous position on vaccine misinformation. In September, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company wouldn't target anti-vaccination posts the same way it has aggressively cracked down on COVID misinformation.
It's great to see them reverse their policy on vaccine misinformation, but much like the situation with Trump and the last US election, we shouldn't be in this position.
If you have any worries or doubts about the effectiveness of vaccines, go and watch Penn & Teller's video on vaccinations. If you're vaccinated you're not only protecting yourself but everyone around you too.
Posted 9th Feb 2021 @ 11:30
While I had heard the news, I didn't see the in-app notice until the weekend. I've been binging Community on Netflix so I now have a huge YouTube backlog to get through. Not great timing for me.
I wonder what the reason is, the app is pretty simple and supports ads. Discovery from within a video is harder, but that's not a feature I ever use on desktop, mobile or within TV apps.
Posted 8th Feb 2021 @ 11:05