IP Addresses- My confession
Yes, an afternoon confession for all of you. I enjoy looking at my tracking software to see who has come to visit the shack. I find it very interesting, it is kind of a like a puzzle in which I have enough pieces to creat the skeleton of the puzzle, but I am not able to fill it in.
I look at the IP addresses and I can gather small details, little nuggets of information that I try to use to decipher the mystery that is you, the reader.
Sometimes I am provided with the name of the business/school/organization of your IP address. It is a nice addition. I look at it and try and imagine what you do for a living. Are you a spy, a teacher, a doctor, lawyer or something else. Who knows.
Maybe you are someone I know from the outside world who doesn’t know that I have a blog. There are endless possibilities.
Jack's Shack October 28, 2004 at 4:47 pm
Did my ip show you that I’m a famous belly dancer?No, but it did show that you like red lipstick and green eyeshadow.
Alli October 28, 2004 at 4:35 pm
Did my ip show you that I’m a famous belly dancer?
Jack's Shack October 28, 2004 at 3:05 pm
When I look at the stats I can see where people are coming from, assuming that they have not used some kind of proxy or what have you to log in.
Sometimes I see the name of their employer, but even if I see that usually do not know exactly who they are. It really depends on how much information they leave behind.
A lot of it is guesswork based upon limited information, but from time to time I have enough pieces of the puzzle to make an educated guess.
What I wonder about is how many people are consistent lurkers who do not post. It is all so very interesting to me.
April October 28, 2004 at 8:31 am
I would be very interested to find out what it says about me Jack. I often view but rarely post on your blog.
Two Guns October 28, 2004 at 3:28 am
I am a spy. Thanks for likeing the Marx Bros.