Why I remove the AddThis plugin?

I’ve being using the AddThis plugin in WordPress for a quite time. I’ve have decide to eliminate it for coherence reasons.

I started to use Privacy Badger in Firefox and I realize that the AddThis give a way to make easy to share the posts I wrote but the payment is (as many others things that are for free in the Internet) they collect information about the people browsing this site, no matters if the post is shared or not.

So, as long as I’m Free Software Foundation Europe supporter (consider collaborate with FSFE) and I’ll found myself better if erase it. This are my two cents to improve your and my privacy.

Dropbox on its own datacenter

I wrotte in 2015 about Microsoft will buy Dropbox, was I wrong?

Yes and not. There were a serious threat for Dropbox according its depence from Amazon and, and that time, there were doing things togheter with MS that pointed easily to a possible adquisition.

The changes came from both companies; Microsoft started a strong positioning towards Cloud market and Dropbox started to take off from Amazon its infrastructure. Dropbox goes public and economical argues become more and more important. The truth affects both lines: going public and on the other hand keep themselves independent on its own datacenter. They both go togheter.

Netetiquette and Blogging

There was a time when people writes FAQ about net-etiquette… I’ve no longer see this FAQ nowadays.

The company former known as a Yahoo! developed its own blogging (Yahoo 360) platform as a response to the emerging and dominant Blogger. As a part of the new era in the company Yahoo 360 has disappeared, so, I received a mail for three times that I want to share as an example about how to deal kindly with a request.
Disclaimer: I don’t know who’s supporting Blogging.com and I’m no sponsored by them (and by nobody) but they deserved this note.

Remember, toujours la politesse.

Hi Pere,

I wanted to reach out to you one last time. Please see my previous email below, if I
don’t hear back from you, I’ll assume my suggestion isn’t of interest.

Thank you for your time, apologies if I’ve been a nuisance at all.

On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 10:50 AM, Tom Howard wrote:
Hi Pere,

I appreciate you’re busy but I just wanted to follow up on the email I sent you the
other day; a copy is included below for reference.

On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:01 AM, Tom Howard wrote:

I found a broken link Pere and thought you’d want to know.

You’ve got a link to Yahoo 360 (http://360.yahoo.com/) here on your site –
http://www.benavent.org/wp/page/24/ which is a defunct initiative that allowed you
to publish a blog on the Yahoo platform.

The URL just goes to the homepage now which isn’t all that useful if any of your
visitors are looking to start a blog.

Perhaps you could update your page and point people to Blogging.com? We have a handy
step-by-step guide to starting a blog which people might find useful –
https://blogging.im/howtoblogguide.

I hope this helps.

Foursquare, big numbers

I like foursquare, yes I do. It really doesn’t matter how they monetize the company -at least not for this post- but it’s amazing to have a look on their page The last three months on foursquare where they show us 500 million of checkin’s. Amazing, isn’t it?.

Even more, you may have a more closer info by searching your country or city. Some examples, and by the way, compare by yourself:

And you may try by yourself your own city, now, what it’s really important; have ever thought about the inmense amount of information about customers habits that Foursquare keeps in its system?

If you have a company, have you ever consider take advantage from this and work together with social media?

PD: I’m also re-testing scheduling post on my blog.