How to tell a true friend: they strip the tracking identifiers and amp junk from a url before sharing it with you.
Related: hours of my life spent trying to find the original url from an amp url is TOO MANY.
@laura This extension might be interesting then :
Have you tried, at least on desktop that DeAMPing extension? I think that might help?
@UnclearFuture I was just sent a link to it! Thanks! I’ll give it a go…
@laura is that the stuff after the question mark?
Some specific parameters are pretty clear tracking stuff.
utm_source for instance is one of the tracking parameters for google analytics.
@GwenfarsGarden @ekaitz_zarraga @laura the one we use is called "Neat URL", https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/neat-url/
@laura With calm and dignified consideration
I love it. I actually created a URL cleanup script specifically for sharing links with my friends. 👍
@laura oh yes, and they also replace shortened URLs with the real URLs. :3
@laura this is so true!
@laura IMO the share feature of the phone should also take care of this. Maybe something Apple can take a lead in.
But also browsers, clipboard managers and all the publishing applications could help here. Would be a neat feature for mastodon, for example.
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