Friday, April 2, 2010
Using NoScript is an interesting experience.
Now, there are lots of sites with very few or no third-party scripts running. A visit to wikipedia.org will expose you only to wikimedia.org additionally, which is of course another domain from the same organization. On average you'll see, say, six other sites. But others...
Any visitor to The Huffington Post will have noticed how Web 2.0'd up the yin yang it is. See the collage to the left for all the ways you can buzz all over twitbook about that article on did you see Keith Olbermann on The Daily Show last night? OMG!
But when you have NoScript, you can see that 14 different sites are trying to put their stuff in your browser window every time you click a link.
There's one particular site I found that was trying to jam a record number of other people's stuff into our browsers. Mashable lives up to its name by producing a site that's a complete mash-up of its own website with everyone else's. The box listing them all was as tall as the website itself:
Posted at 10:37 AM