LJ In Lack Of Respect For Users Shocker

Just a heads up – if like me, you habitually post a lot of links to LJ, or hell, even if you don’t, you might want to be aware that LJ are now tracking and otherwise interfering with outbound links. There is an easy way to opt out of it, and I have done so, so in theory, the links I post should be tracking-free, but you might want to go swithc this track off for yourselves as well. (Details in the link.) It’s not a vast evil in the grand scheme of things, and I am not about to throw my toys out of the LJ pram – it’s only tracking clicks on outbound links to some domains, but it’s still tedious user-profiling crap, but it should have been better announced, and ideally operated on an opt-in basis.

(Info via [info]apiphile. Cheers for the heads up.)