Viral Tracking


This is scary and annoying. This company has a service called The Viral Chart where marketing and advertising videos distributed on the internet for "viral marketing" purposes have a little "sprite" embedded in them that "phones home" over the network, even if you're just watching the file locally on your computer, and tells them whenever you play the file. (So they can track how well the campaign is working, see?) Ok, so, from now on whenever you watch something on your computer, ipod, whatever, discconnect it from the internet, or else open up the file with quicktime pro or whatever...

From the Viral Chart website: "Viral Marketing is the future of commercial advertising. Virals can be videos, games or just web pages which are strategically “seeded

Originally posted on Project Steev by steev