Adsense, adwords, and how google scares me
Update (August 2007): These are all off the site.
Those of you who are attentive may have noticed a couple things about my blog. First, there's the fact that I have placed google adsense on various pages on my blog. Also, I'm using google analytics to monitor how people are reaching this site and what they're doing when they are here.
Both of these technologies creep me out. In my opinion, they are both somewhere between a threat to privacy to an obnoxious invasion. Both are closed source, and google has become the overwhelming market leader for both contextual text ad publishing as well as google analytics.
Why have I used them?