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*'''[[User:Rshetty|RS]] 14:59, 25 May 2006 (EDT)''': A long while back, I proposed using some sort of software to more extensively track visits to the site.  Such a tool might enable evaluation of where we need to focus recruitment efforts and which parts of the site are most useful to the OWW community and the world.  [[Jason Kelly|Jason]] proposed [http://www.google.com/analytics/ Google Analytics].  However, in surfing around the web, there are some [http://thebogles.com/blog/2005/11/google-analytics-and-end-user-privacy/ privacy concerns] raised by this software.  Hence, I wasn't sure that we should use it.  [[Ilya Sytchev|Ilya]] raised the issue once more since he obtained an account on Google Analytics.  What do people think?  Should we use it?  Do the benefits outweigh the privacy issues or not?  Also, according to the terms of service, we may need a [http://www.ericsiegmund.com/fireant/archivesmt/002457.html privacy policy].
*'''[[User:Rshetty|RS]] 14:59, 25 May 2006 (EDT)''': A long while back, I proposed using some sort of software to more extensively track visits to the site.  Such a tool might enable evaluation of where we need to focus recruitment efforts and which parts of the site are most useful to the OWW community and the world.  [[Jason Kelly|Jason]] proposed [http://www.google.com/analytics/ Google Analytics].  However, in surfing around the web, there are some [http://thebogles.com/blog/2005/11/google-analytics-and-end-user-privacy/ privacy concerns] raised by this software.  Hence, I wasn't sure that we should use it.  [[Ilya Sytchev|Ilya]] raised the issue once more since he obtained an account on Google Analytics.  What do people think?  Should we use it?  Do the benefits outweigh the privacy issues or not?  Also, according to the terms of service, we may need a [http://www.ericsiegmund.com/fireant/archivesmt/002457.html privacy policy].
*'''[[User:Rshetty|RS]] 16:29, 25 May 2006 (EDT)''': Another option is to purchase analytics software.  Thus, we wouldn't be giving our site traffic information to Google.
*'''[[User:Rshetty|RS]] 16:29, 25 May 2006 (EDT)''': Another option is to purchase analytics software.  Thus, we wouldn't be giving our site traffic information to Google.
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*'''[[User:Ilya|Ilya]] 18:10, 5 June 2006 (EDT)''': I don't think we should worry about this too much: we are already collecting [http://openwetware.org/usage/openwetware/ usage statistics] and users' email addresses.

Revision as of 18:10, 5 June 2006

  • RS 14:59, 25 May 2006 (EDT): A long while back, I proposed using some sort of software to more extensively track visits to the site. Such a tool might enable evaluation of where we need to focus recruitment efforts and which parts of the site are most useful to the OWW community and the world. Jason proposed Google Analytics. However, in surfing around the web, there are some privacy concerns raised by this software. Hence, I wasn't sure that we should use it. Ilya raised the issue once more since he obtained an account on Google Analytics. What do people think? Should we use it? Do the benefits outweigh the privacy issues or not? Also, according to the terms of service, we may need a privacy policy.
  • RS 16:29, 25 May 2006 (EDT): Another option is to purchase analytics software. Thus, we wouldn't be giving our site traffic information to Google.
  • Ilya 18:10, 5 June 2006 (EDT): I don't think we should worry about this too much: we are already collecting usage statistics and users' email addresses.
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