Quitter checks for updates, and like TTYtter it always asks permission and you can turn it off in the configuration menu.
If your users have information that you want, ask them for it. If the information has value to you, offer something of value in return. On Aug 26, 11:02 am, Cameron Kaiser <spec...@floodgap.com> wrote: > > Here's the example: > > > 1. You download my desktop Twitter client. > > 2. You install it and authorize it to your Twitter account. > > 3. -Without your consent or knowledge-, my Twitter client sends me > > your screen name. > > > That's unethical. If you don't think so, go ahead and code that into > > your client and watch your users freak out when they find out that > > you've been collecting their personal information without your > > consent. > > Quite. Whether or not it seems "logical," it's all about user perception, > and most of them are not going to like apps passing on any kind of data > without them opting into it. Even the version check in TTYtter is purely > opt-in, and that's strictly anonymous. > > -- > ------------------------------------ personal:http://www.cameronkaiser.com/-- > Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems *www.floodgap.com* ckai...@floodgap.com > -- "I ... I love you!" "Oh noo! I don't!" -- Awful movie, "Ranma 1/2" > ---------