WordPress is one of the most popular content management platforms on the Internet.
I confess I am personally not very fond of it, but it is very popular and lots of people know how to use it.
The purpose of this site is to help educate WordPress users about third party tracking that happens with many WordPress blogs, and what they as blogmasters can do to prevent it.
The “Web 2.0” is often described as leveraging social media and user generated content. That’s the marketing spin they put out to make people feel like they were participating in something modern and edgy.
In reality the goal behind “Web 2.0” was to normalize the invasion of privacy, so that people would get use to it and just accept it. Here is a quote from an name withheld individual who run a company with numerous websites quite full of trackers that I had a conversation with:
we are reaching a tipping point where we either need to accept that we’re being tracked, or we choose not to participate
I fundamentally reject that notion. To me, that is like asking women to accept they will be sexually harassed if they are going to participate as anything other than being obedient submissive house wives.
I really dislike WordPress, but this WordPress site exists for me to help blogmasters understand tracking and what they can do to make sure their blogs do not contribute to the problem,
And it is a problem, a very serious one. Programmers like to solve problems, so that is what I am doing.
Web 3.0 is an attempt to take back the Internet. It should not be a source of constant surveillance.