Monday, May 9, 2011

Sharing Your Browser History

I was recently asked which sites are up and coming. I forgot to discuss the category of ‘sharing your clickstream’ to the bunch that are gaining traction.

Sites like, and allow you to share your browsing history with anyone and are becoming increasingly trendy.

The idea is to share articles and places you navigate online as you surf the web and we all know the power of a personal referral.

While you have the capability to decide what you do and don’t want shared, I’m still not comfortable with it. Sure I think it could be cool to see what my friends are reading and buying but personally, this is way too intrusive for me. I shamelessly think I would like to access their data but not let them access mine. It’s like downloading to uploading.

Maybe it's just that I feel like I’m holding on to every last bit of digital privacy I can get these days.

What are your thoughts?

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  1. I guess it's pretty much the equivalent to having the Facebook "Like" button on every page of the internet...

  2. haha interesting way to put it

  3. At first blush, I almost jumped on the bandwagon, but discretion being the better part of valor, I finished reading your blog. Glad I did, too. I think we all go places on the Internet from time to time that are best not broadcast to the world. jkwong111 said it best, comparing it to the "Like" button on Facebook. What's needed is a "DisLike" button, or perhaps a "Thanks but No Thanks" option. Thanks, Katie.



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