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Any Purpose Behind This?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SeanAustin, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    I am just really curious. If you go to bruceclay . com, you'll see on the right a few social sharing buttons, but in order to click the buttons, you must click the thing that says "click to activate". Since almost every single detail on that site has an onsite seo reason behind it, what could be the possible reason for having to click to activate just to be able to use the social buttons?

    Maybe I'm thinking to hard...
     
  2. clpik

    clpik Regular Member Premium Member

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    My guess is that's for a privacy protection for anyone who visits the site. From what I heard such buttons send anonymous information to social networks even if you don't click them.
     
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  3. SeanAustin

    SeanAustin Power Member

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    I'm going with option B. I guess he thinks it dilutes his silo theme. Anyone know if I'm wrong?
     
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    A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, i
    Correct answer.
    You are even required to do so in some countries by law. (EU)
     
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    UrsuAke Power Member

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    Also, to reduce bounce rate on the site.