Earlier today, I deleted my account on MyBlogLog…
Why? One, I hated it every time my photo came up on the sidebar when I visited sites I like…(can’t bear to see myself all the time – not any more!). Of course, I could have always chosen NOT to upload my photo…but apparently once you have it in your profile, you cannot just “delete” it (very annoying).
Two, something about the data collection and logging made me uncomfortable…I know there is an opt-out and I know there is other more surreptitious software/stuff out there that does this anyways…but lets just say I acted a bit irrationally.
But maybe I am still too old-fashioned re. my fear of privacy (or more accurately, lack of it)…
As the “About” section of the site notes:
“Readers can become friends with other people who read your favorite blogs. See what else they’re reading. Check out their MySpace and Friendster profiles and view their Flickr photostreams…”
I dont have a MySpace profile and I have never been on Friendster and have barely looked at Flickr (see the common thread?!)
MyBlogLog further says, “Authors can learn more about their readers individually and as a group. What do they like and what are they ignoring? What are they reading elsewhere on the Web?”
I think there are some serious privacy issues which appear to have been glossed over amidst the “buzz”…but then again, I may be getting too old for this :- (
Anyone had the same experience/ similar feelings? Especially fellow “myblogloggers”…