Recently I read an article on HN (Hacker News) Replacing Disqus with Github Comments and decided to drop the Disqus commenting system on this site. A long time ago I’ve added Disqus to my page because of it was easy to use and had out-of-the-box spam prevention. The cost of it as I see now was a heavy breach in privacy and site performance. When I read the article mentioned above I was shocked what I was forcing on people visiting my site. Just to give you an idea what’s going on:
This video is a beautiful example of how internet access in remote areas improves the standards of health, education and prosperity. With the help from people all over the world Mahabir Pun has connected over 60.000 people to the world wide web.
This video is also a good example of how to bring the internet to the developing world. Google and Facebook have launched campaigns and programs to achieve such goal, however, the only allow certain access to websites for free. Which means, they are able to control the internet traffic and makes them a threat to the net neutrality. Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally.
There are a lot of important discussions and decision-making going on right now. As always I personally hope that the right and bright people in this process will be able to make the right choices.
Piwik is growing fast, it’s getting smarter and more reliable every day. Right now it’s the time to think about this alternative web analytic solution.
As I’m using it for years I forgot the original cause that made me replace Google Analytics with Piwik.
So here are my most important perks for using Piwik instead of Google Analytics:
The site: https://donttrack.us/ shows in a comprehensible way how googles data greed can affect you real life.
And if you still think this is just conspiracy, you have to know, that people thought the same about the NSA years ago.
Asking what you can do? Check out this site: https://prism-break.org
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