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[Posted] April 04, 2000
Cookies in the Back Door
In this morning's news at Yahoo, I found PlanetClick.com. This site sets forth the noble goal of letting surfers rate sites, and presenting the results.
In the Press Release:
Source:Yahoo Press Release
I saw, I clicked. A site without cookies! I thought this was cool. I did notice the space at the top and at the bottom that ads are gonna just drop into. Yes I am suspicious, and cranky.
Laudable but flawed. You already know how this story will end. Vote For ME!!
But Wait!! before you race over to make lemurzone the most popular destination on the web, in the Terms and Conditions we see;
PlanetClick.com enables visitors to rate other web sites and provide comments about those sites. If you post comments on the PlanetClick.com web site, you grant PlanetClick.com and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such comments throughout the world in any media. You additionally grant PlanetClick.com and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name, nickname or pseudonym that you submit with your comments. (my Italics)
Are you beginning to connect the dots here? If they can't get you with a cookie, they will get you when you share a site and or rate with them.
Just think! Your name across the internet
Are the lights on over there? Who is running this site? PlanetClick.com, Inc. or DoubleClick? This question is a legitimate one as by reviewing or adding a site, I am agreeing to let you use my name and remarks in any way you choose, at any time, for any reason.
It is an interesting idea, but doomed. People would really rather be given a choice. The choice you are offering is a zero sum game. I don't think you will get a lot of folks to play.
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