MediaPost Publications–Congress Asked To Limit Online Data Collection 09/02/2009

A coalition of privacy groups and consumer advocates are calling on Congress to limit companies’ ability to track Web users and serve them targeted ads. “Today, information from consumers is collected, compiled, and sold secretly, all done without reasonable safeguards,” the groups said in letters sent Tuesday to lawmakers on the House Commerce Committee. The letters were signed by 10 advocacy organizations including the Center for Digital Democracy, Electronic Frontier Foundation, U.S. Public Interest Research...
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Marriner Eccles and Franklin D. Roosevelt

via flickr.com This is getting fun! I now have pictures on my blog! My blog traffic has declined a lot in the past couple of years. I used to have thousands of readers back when I posted articles every week on internet marketing and entrepreneurship. But my consistency wore off and my readership waned. I heard recently (I think it was at the CrunchUp in Redwood City) that blog posts with images get like 3...
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Top 10 Family Websites – July 2009

via marketingcharts.com I like rankings and lists. This particular chart from Hitwise tracks only one metric — share of visits. In some ways that is more interesting than the more common “unique visitors” reports, which can easily be inflated by successful marketing campaigns. Share of visits can’t be inflated much by spending a lot of money on email or PPC to get tons of clicks in one month. But Unique Visitors reports can be. Share...
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Gmail Nudges Past AOL Email In The U.S. To Take No. 3 Spot.

Good thing Gmail is out of beta. It is now the third largest Web mail service in the U.S. In July, Gmail nudged past AOL Email with 37 million unique visitors compared to 36.4 million for AOL, according to comScore estimates. (Gmail is the orange line in the chart below). That puts Gmail within sight of the No. 2 player, Windows Live Hotmail, which has 47 million unique visitors. After that there is a wide...
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