Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A note about blocked content

I realize that many of you who read the site at work are unable to see posts where I embed content from YouTube, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook because your company's internet use at work policy dictates these sites be blocked.

In the past, I used to screengrab this content so people would be able to view it, but then I ran into a little issue, and had to re-think my strategy. These social sites allow for embedding because it enables them to protect their brand and drive traffic to their sites. You can share content but you can't own the content. Oh the things you learn when you run a blog!

Thankfully I don't run any advertising on this site. It would have made the situation more precarious. I also don't have to go back and "cleanse" my site (again, thank god I never made money and continue to NOT profit from this site) or else I'd have to fire the cats and get a real live human to help untangle the mess it could have caused.

Thank you for your understanding. I'm sorry if this means you see a lot of blank spaces, but now you have something to look forward to when you get home!


outburst said...

I can rarely get through at work but it's no big deal. Most people have data plans on their phones and my RSS reader let's me see new content.
Not sure how that affects your page hits but I usually keep up, even if by proxy.

C.J. Smith said...

I'm not worried about hits. I feel bad I can't entertain the way I prefer! But rules are rules.

George said...

No problem. I just take my tablet downstairs at lunch and use the free wifi at Second Cup.
Then I play Tapped Out for the rest of my lunch period. I'll never sit in the Second Cup area because the coffee is crap and the food overpriced garbage. The wifi is great though.

C.J. Smith said...

^ Good looking and resourceful!

George said...

And a cheapskate too!