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I was kicking the tires on a new site this morning, posterous.com. Their tagline, "the dead simple place to post everything." Getting started is as easy as sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You account and domain will be automically created. It couldn't be easier.
If you want, however, to customize your site a bit it can be done. I was customizing my posterous page when I got a huge surprise: Setting up Google Analytics. Are you kidding me? This is something I asked for almost two years ago: Privacy - yearning for yesteryear:
In a transparent world I should have the ability to see who is looking at my information. I want my Google Analytics capabilities extended to every location where I post content. If you're looking at photos of my children on Flickr I should be able to see that. If you're hanging on my every Twitter post -- I should know that too. Transparency needs to be a two-way street. We need our social networking sites to open-up and allow us to embed tracking scripts on our personal pages.
That Posterous is allowing me to embed my Analytics script is very cool. I can't believe that someone hasn't done this sooner. (Does anyone know of other sites that provide this capability?) As said previously, Google Analytics will become the neighborhood watch of the Internet. This kind of stuff is going to be huge. I want these sort of capabilities everywhere a piece of me lives on the Internet.