I’m both appalled and titillated that my little tiny avatar follows me around while I surf. I used to be able to lurk and read blogs in obscurity, but no more, since I’ve joined MyBlogLog.
Shoemoney’s Jeremy Schoemaker had posted about flaws in MyBlogLog’s service, and when he demonstrated how someone could easily pose as another MyBlogLog user when visiting other websites, he was banned from MyBlogLog.
Anyone who might want to could have used a tip Schoemaker published to pretend they were someone else.The Yahoo-owned blogging community service used unique and easily located user IDs that could be placed in a MyBlogLog cookie in a browser.
A couple of days later, Jeremy was reinstated and MyBlogLog apologized for the ban. Fun reading.
I’ve noticed that some bloggers who placed their widget on their site have removed it.