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Software gives visual representation of who’s following you online

Software gives visual representation of who’s following you online
By Stephen C. WebsterThursday, March 1, 2012 11:08 EDT A new piece of software released this week by browser-maker Mozilla does something unique: it provides a real-time visualization of who is tracking your movements online. The software is called “Collusion,” developed last year by Mozilla programmer Atul Varma, who became inspired to code the program after reading extensively about online privacy matters. It plugs into the Firefox browser and watches as websites and ad networks drop “cookies” into the browser during normal surfing. “Each dot in the graph represents a website,” Alex Fowler, the global privacy lead at Mozilla, explained to Raw Story. While it doesn’t sound all that creepy, just wait until you see your own graph. “Mozilla’s goal is to raise awareness of users about one part of their online experience,” Fowler explained. (H/T: PCWorld) Copyright 2012 The Raw Story Stephen C. Stephen C.

Top 100 Marketing Buzzwords for 2012 - Marketing Jive - Discussions About Online Marketing & Organic Search 2012 marks the sixth anniversary of our annual top 100 marketing buzzwords feature. What are some of the topics that we can expect to hear from marketers in 2012? Buzzword - a phrase or word that entices people to discuss a topic in repetition. Here is our list of the top marketing buzzwords for 2012. Top Marketing Buzzwords for 2012

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