Welcome to the latest issue of my Weekly Digest. Each issue is a collection of things that have interested me. This week has six items, one film that is a best of the year candidate, four pointers to new music, and the two books I’m currently reading. All links from names of people or companies go to their Twitter page if they have one, or their website if they don’t.
A word about tracking pixels - the email edition of this newsletter contains a tracking pixel. Using this pixel Revue (and me if I look at the stats) can see how many people opened the email and clicked links. I can also see how many people viewed the web edition of the newsletter. I can’t see individually which email subscribers opened it, nor what links they clicked on. It’s just a total. The same is true for the web stats in that I just see how many views there have been in total.
I don’t need or want to know how many subscribers opened the email. Or what links were clicked on. The subscriber total is plenty of info for me (currently 4 people), and the number of web views is also all I need (there were 48 web views of last weeks issue). I don’t want to know who viewed the web version.
I have spoken to the Revue support team. They tell me an option to disable email tracking pixels is in the works. As soon as it’s available, I’ll turn off all tracking on the email version. I’ll retain the anonymous view count for the web version.
If you want to learn more about how you are being tracked via your email, have a look at this page
on the Hey.com
website. Hey blocks tracking pixels on incoming email. This was one of the reasons I moved from Office 365 to Hey last year.