- I use the open-source analytics tool Matomo (formerly Piwik) to collect some data for this site including: how many visitors come here, what country they come from, what platform they’re using, and which pages they visit.
- I use Matomo instead of competitors like Google Analytics because I think it better protects the privacy of my visitors. Google Analytics is free and very easy to use, but it gives Google access to all the same information I get access to. The concern is that when many sites use Google Analytics, the company is gains a lot of power to track users around and gather lots of information about how they browse.
- Matomo is free, open-source software which you install on your own personal server, and which stores all the data on your personal server. Thus, the data I collect is only for me, and doesn’t get shared/used by Motomo or Google or anyone else.
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