Have I been hijacked, Jack?
After a hiatus caused by a combination of Indonesia's ISPs and the downtime of both Blogger and eXtreme-de
, my stats provider, I managed to post yesterday's musings this morning. (Don't ask why I was up at 4.30. I don't wish to recognise my insomnia on the grounds that it may be incipient senility.)
But I digress.
I don't have anal retentive urges to compile statistics and to analyse every visit and visitor - although eXtreme-de does give quite extensive information about you. However, I do make a point of seeing where you come from whenever I log on, which is not that frequent given the nature and costs of Indonesian telecommunications.
Anyway, to make a short story long, I noticed http://www.worldpress.org/link.cfm?http://jakartass.blogspot.com/
this morning. Intrigued, I opened the link and - the bastards - whoever they are, they've got this entire site under their massive banner which includes Ads by Goooooogle
I don't want any
ads on my site unless I've placed them among my links because they're sites of friends.Worldpress.org is not affiliated with this site or responsible for its content
. That's what they say.
Jakartass is not affiliated with Worldpress.org or responsible for its content is what I say. They are bottom feeders of the worst kind. What makes it even worse is that a simple browse through the several layers of their site shows that they seemingly don't even bother to read what they're ripping off.
They give a link to World Blogs New!
Naturally I checked out Indonesia
Now the last time I looked, Blog Indonesia
had Jakartass ranked a respectable 35th of the 825 blogs registered. Worldpress lists 7 blogs only, of which only A. Fatih Syuhud and myself are regular bloggers. But they don't list Fatih's Indonesian Blogger of the Week
blog but rather his Global Diary
which has only two posts this year! I link to Isman in Bandung
, but, hey, where are you fella? Nothing since February?
In order of the most recent posts they also list the following blogs:ericsetiawan.com
last updated on March 31st and mainly devoted to the technical aspects of photography.Mohammad DAMT
hasn't posted since 3rd March, but seems to suffer from AAD more than I do. Apart from Nokia phones, there is no consistency.Serenity
started her blog in 2003 but has only posted three times since the middle of February.Oskar Syahbana
apparently has a site, but it doesn't load. Does it exist?
I would appreciate any help in disentangling Jakartass from WorldPress, whilst retaining links with the world's responsible press such as The Guardian