Knowing what your competitors are up to by jgn on Thursday, February 21, 2008 in Technology

If there is a killer app for industrial espionage in Web 2.0, it is knowing someone's username. Monitoring a person's links via the feed generated by is just an awesome way to keep an eye on someone -- particularly if they don't hit that checkbox for "do not share." I am looking now at the links of the CTO of a former competitor, and, wow, he is up to some neat stuff nowadays!

Sometimes you can just take a guess. E.g., are these the links of the real Tim Bray? Maybe so.

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