Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bustin' makes me feel good!

Found via LibraryStuff, this fabulous video by Improv Everywhere had me giggling! I would SO love to have been there when they were filming! (Direct link here if the embedded one is looking odd)


P.S. Check the Improv Everywhere link for more info, including a photo of what the computer using ghost was researching...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We'll tell you about privacy...but only if you use Internet Explorer

So, I bought a can of Coke. It had a code under the ring pull, that advised you to either text (for a cost), or visit the Coke Zone website, to see if you'd won a prize.
So, I toddled off to the website, entered the code, and hit return.
Oh.
I got a pop-up, telling me to log in if I was a member, or register if I was a new user. It wouldn't tell me if I'd won anything without me being a member. Which is annoying - I don't mind giving my details in exchange for certain things, but in order to find out if I'd maybe won a prize? No ta.

So I decided to look at the Coke Zone privacy policy (which you must agree to in order to register with the site). I ran into a problem here - when I clicked on the link, I got nothing. Well, I got a page, with a big expanse of white where the content should be. I was using Chrome, so I decided to try Internet Explorer....yay! The content was all there!

So I wondered if it was just me and Chrome that had issues viewing the content...nope. Others said they couldn't see anything if they used Safari, Opera or Firefox (although one person said they could see it when using Firefox on a Mac).

So, the privacy information's sort of magical...for a large number of people, it's invisible. But if you're using IE, it's there.

Needless to say, I didn't register, so if I won something, I'll never know. But at least I can be sure Coke aren't randomly distributing my information about the internet with my blind agreement...
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