Big Company Internet Surveillance
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore, but whenever I post something on this blog about a major company, invariably one of the first hits is from . . . someone at that company (or a law firm representing the company).
As I’ve previously discussed — and disclosed — this blog has a site meter that shows each visitor’s IP address and Internet Service Provider (“ISP”). So, no, I don’t who you are (and don’t want to), but if your company has its own ISP, I will see that in the site meter’s “visit detail.”
I first noticed that with a post way back when about Realogy, Coldwell Banker Burnet’s parent company.
It happened again after posts discussing Angie’s List, the Loop Calhoun, and Westin Hotels.
And it happened again earlier today after my post about Toll Brothers.
Obviously, part of public relations in the age of Twitter, Blogs, instant messaging, etc. is to monitor what people are saying about you . . .
P.S.: Hey guys, if you really want some exposure on this blog . . . would it kill you to buy an ad??