Beacons and cookies and Flash, oh my!

Excellent example of an interactive graphic in journalism from the Wall Street Journal. Shows you what user information is collected during visits to the top 50 websites in the US (plus WSJ).

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The more you play with this thing, the more interesting details you will find. The only criticism I have is that on my standard laptop monitor, I have to scroll to find all the interesting information below the chart (and there’s lots of it). Check it out!