[[Please read and rerecommend. I want this to get as much coverage on the site as possible, and I want feedback. ]]
And Rattle wrote:
[[We want to be good bartenders, so be sure to tell us how our drinks taste. ]]
And my reply is:
Well, I'm not *entirely* sure that I understand what you're asking, but I'll try to give feedback...
(1) I agree that I want privacy concerning what kinds of stuff that I am reading. I don't believe it's anybody's business to know every web page that I surf to on a given day, or which articles I spent time reading thoroughly, and which ones I just skimmed through, or which links I opened up because somebody sent me a funny URL, etc.
(2) In terms of what I recommend, meaning it shows up on my Memestream Page, I see that information as public. If I care enough to recommend a link and say something new about it, I've already accepted that my recommendation, and my comments about that recommendation, are public.
(3) In terms of what I *click* on, I don't believe that that information should be public. I classify that as stuff that I read, which is okay for sysops to know if they really want, but I don't really want it all publicly available to be analyzed and criticized ("Hey, did you see that Elonka went to the yahoo.com search engine 10 times today? What, Google isn't g00d enough for her anymore?")
(3) In terms of which of the existing Memestreams articles that I recommend, and *whose* stuff I recommend, like If I recommend 10 links by person A, 6 links by person B, 3 by C, etc., I don't mind if that information is public, nor do I mind if it's displayed in a quantifiable chart format.
(4) I would like to be able to see the "recommend" tree on an article if I want. Like to display all the different people that recommended a given link, and when, and what they said about that article (or if they recommended it, but didn't say anything new about it).
Decius & Rattle, I hope that answers your questions. If not, please re-ask?
An important privacy question