mfoord at python.org
Sun Apr 25 20:26:56 CEST 2010
On 25/04/2010 19:22, Paul Boddie wrote:
> On Sunday 25 April 2010 19:17:08 Ethan Schoonover wrote:
>> My impression of Google Analytics has been very positive from both a
>> utility and privacy perspective.
>> See the recent opt-out announcement, for instance:
> I would usually leave it to Aahz to voice objections about Google, but it's a
> matter of control as well as privacy. But with regard to privacy, the mere
> promise of "opt out" (plus comments from people who feel that this is a bad
> thing because they want to know as much as possible about everyone) does not
> make privacy concerns disappear.
Right - but I *still* haven't heard a rational explanation of why there
are privacy concerns with using google analytics. Plus if people really
are *that* concerned (what proportion of our userbase is this likely to
be?) then there are simple solutions for them to block analytics in
their browser without having to do anything special for python.org.
In other words I think using google analytics for Python.org would be
fine *if* we wanted that level of detail (if no-one is going to use the
information then it isn't worth it) - so long as it doesn't impact page
load time (which I believe to be the case now).
If google analytics is the *right* technical solution for a problem then
we should use it.
All the best,
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