Hire me as a consultant to improve your site’s performance*!
* I’ll tell you to remove your ridiculous third-party trackers, then shame you for invading your site visitors’ privacy. You’ll be embarrassed, but I’ll have shaved off 200+ requests, ~2mb, and cut load time in half.
(These are real stats from a site I’ve just been inspecting for @better. And I’ve not finished yet!)
I honesty think there's a number of niche fields needing filled now for consultants who deal with getting the web off surveillance capitalism. Not to mention educators.
Been thinking of it myself after I conclude the rather long case-study on myself. The auditing and alternate hardware/software switch is the easier part. Being able to maintain familiar work/collaboration routines with the less enlightened is the big challenge in the zone.
"Marketing Department can't stop you doing this one trick and they HATE it!"
Third party trackers should 🔥! It's ridiculous that they are so often used. I refuse to implement them for clients.
@laura Of course, in the process, you just bankrupted them since you removed their business model. (Oops! Do I shed any tears? No, I do not.) :)
@aral of course
@laura so I helped build a large ad exchange (yuck still trying to wash those years off) and have a couple observations:
- it was fun from a systems engineering pov building things that could do 100's of thousands of concurrent requests with ms response times
- it was soul sucking
- despite the trackers, pixels, cookies and "big data" our numbers almost never matched client impression numbers, so we just fudged it at the end of the day
- it was really soul sucking
@laura That I would love to see on more websites - it's a shame that most sites don't load even a bit with NoScript enabled.
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