I have had a lot of experience recently with detecting and tracking visitors to my websites that have an unusual interest in what I have to say. Some of this is automated but a lot is still just grunt work. I could do a lot more automation–to the point I think I could sell the service or perhaps the program. I’m not sure on this last point. Their may sufficient false positives that a quick look by a human eye is needed to make the final judgment. Anyway, there are two things I would like to ask of my fellow bloggers and webmasters:
- Would you be interested in a service that monitors your log files and was capable of giving you a notice within a few hours that someone was taking an unusual interest in you? It might prevent you from being Dooced.
- Do you have access to log files that I could use for test and development purposes? I would even pay small amounts of money for log files from people who have actually been Dooced or “investigated.” “Normal” log files would also be needed but I wouldn’t pay money for those.
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