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Are private forums really private?

Just how private is our information on forums?

Category: Q&A

Question from Janice:

Hi Teena,

One quick question? I’m about to build a memberships site for folks with addiction. How can we be assured that what goes on, on that site, stays on that site?

It will be anonymous and in WordPress with Wishlist, but can there be guarantees that forum info isn’t made public?

Teena says …

Hi Janice, I can’t say whether there’ll be 100% privacy on your forum – the only folks who can guarntee that are the developers of the software.

Why not contact Wishlist and ask them direct? They will have had the question before I’m sure.

You can also contact and see what they have to say.

All I know is that I’ve had alerts to show me my own ‘private’ forum communications plastered on the internet – so I’m cautious about what I post these days 🙂


Hidden Mac Gem: DigitalColor Meter

Latest Hidden Mac Gem: DigitalColor Meter

Techcrunch article:  “So what makes DigitalColor Meter so special?”

Category: Techcrunch
Article from Techcrunch:

“I’ve been using a Macintosh computer for a few years now, but just a few a weeks ago, I decided to look in my Utilities folder, one of those spur of the moment kind of things.

I found the regular utilities like Activity Monitor, Airport Utility, Console, and Migration Assistant, but what I just stumbled on was something that has saved me so many times from that point on. DigitalColor Meter. Apple likes to secretly tuck away their best utilities in folders that people will most likely never end up using.

So what makes DigitalColor Meter so special? The app does a lot of things, but what I found most useful was the ability for me to hover over any pixel on my screen, and to find out the exact RGB value (read up on RGB here).

This is a great tool that I’ve used in many scenarios with great success. For example, my Twitter background was all done through DigitalColor Meter, since I knew the colors I liked, but I just needed their RGB values. So, I whipped open DigitalColor Meter, it told me the RGB values, and bam — I have a new custom-colored Twitter background.

If you want check out DigitalColor Meter in action, check out the video I did below detecting TechCrunch’s RGB colors all over the site.”

Did you check out this latest Hidden Mac Gem: DigitalColor Meter?

I’d love to hear your thoughts — did you find it useful?