I am a one-woman blogger. I don’t have the time or energy to do anything nefarious with your data. It’s not that I’m not evil – I’m as corruptible as anyone – I’m just too tired to think up an evil plot to steal your identity.
Stalky Visitor Tracking
Look, we’re following you, ok? I use Google Analytics primarily to stare at the real-time stats because they’re cool and to see what people are looking at so I can write more of the stuff you like.
None of these things store any super personal data about you, but they probably nab your IP address, not that I know where to look for it or what to do with it. All I see is that a person or many people have interacted with the website in a particular way. You can mess with me by doing something unexpected on the website and skewing our stats. Or you could do something way more fun and helpful with your time, LIKE WRITING.
DATA!! It’s all about the data, baby. A tonne of petabytes whirring around the world and what? What’s it all for? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? What will future historians actually see of us and our slowly collapsing society? So. I store your data on this website. Are you ready for this?
Honestly, I do nothing unsurprising or radical with your info.
I use social media a lot. If you talk to me on one platform and I become familiar with you, we might find you on Twitter and say hello. You can ask me to be less friendly if you wish, and we will respect your boundaries.