Well, I am still playing catch up from being sick, so today’s post might be a little on the scrawny side.
Today I would like to talk a little about data mining, not a lot, but a little. See I have touched on this before, talking about how people can look up your information even though it can be so wrong that it does not matter. Yeah? Remember? Anyway, companies try this technique a lot, and they pay a lot for this information, that is why every form you fill out always asks for a little more information then it needs to, why does a site that I am not exchanging money with need to know more than my e-mail? Often times they claim it is for security, but consider that on most of them you can lie about everything and it will automatically pass you, well that does not seem very secure. However, this information can be damaging, the more sites that hold your information the more sites that your ID can be stolen from. But wait, you said that I don’t need to worry about this stuff!? I don’t think you need to worry a lot, at the same time these sites are exploiting you without telling you, which is annoying.
So, the cure? Someone out there with head for business, but the lack of interest to produce anything that takes physical labor could really clean up if they made a logo that websites had to pay for, that would specify to gain the logo, the site would have to ask for the minimal amount of information. That way us suckers could support sites that don’t take our zip code just for kicks!