A bit about privacy and data collection.
We’re not in the data collection biz, so we don’t want to know anything about you unless you email us yourself! To that end, we collect and retain the absolute least information necessary to send you a weather forecast and debug any occasional problems that might arise:
- We don’t track individual users in any way.
- Our server logs weather forecast requests, but these aren’t associated with a specific person. (In other words, we don’t know who sent the request — only that a request occurred.)
- With each request, we also log which version of the app and which OS version was used to make the request, so we can make sure you’re getting the correct stuff for your version.
- All logs are deleted from the server after 1-2 days.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.