Who’s tracking whom?

ghosteryAfter being mentioned on Daring Fireball and The Loop I decided to install the Ghostery extension for Safari. You may think you know who’s tracking you, but I bet the results would surprise the average person online.

There’s been a swell of posts on ad tracking and blocking recently. Will it be enough to trigger a change? John Gruber wrote on Daring Fireball:

It’s not just about privacy. There are other costs: network bandwidth (which for many of us is metered on cellular), page load times, and increased CPU usage, are real costs — paid entirely by the visitors to websites.

[Update] After writing this post I checked my own site and will be deleting some plugins and most of the other trackers I found.