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Marcel Freinbichler
Because of , USA Today decided to run a separate version of their website for EU users, which has all the tracking scripts and ads removed. The site seemed very fast, so I did a performance audit. How fast the internet could be without all the junk! 🙄 5.2MB → 500KB
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Marcel Freinbichler May 25
Replying to @fr3ino
They went from a load time of more than 45 seconds to 3 seconds, from 124 (!) JavaScript files to 0, and from a total of more than 500 requests to 34.
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Marcel Freinbichler May 25
Replying to @paul_irish @firt and 2 others
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Dave Methvin May 25
At this point it is almost faster for me to fly from the USA to the EU and load the site than to load it from here.
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Λmine May 25
Replying to @fr3ino
There should be a plugin that brings the GDPR compliant version of any website without routing the network to another location.
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Eric Meyer May 25
RESOLVED -> WORKING AS INTENDED
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👾 Ilene 🌀 May 25
Replying to @fr3ino @meyerweb
How long will that last though? How will USA Today be funded by users in GDPR regions? Do they hit a paywall? They are running a business and can’t run it without funding.
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Eric Meyer May 25
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Christopher Cook May 25
The good news for any content driven website is that people are perfectly willing to accept sponsored articles (a.k.a. Ads) as long as it says that's what it is.
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Sara Kubik, PhD May 25
Replying to @aminecodes @fr3ino
Cool idea.
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Vanessa Harris 🧘‍♀️ May 25
Replying to @fr3ino
What approach are smaller online businesses taking?
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Frank Jonen May 25
Or just use the Brave browser.
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NaNy NaNd May 25
Replying to @fr3ino
I'm all for this scaleback (and privacy!), but as someone who worked at Gannett for a time, and still regularly accesses articles across various platforms (usually mobile) the 45s metric seems way off. The site - though bloated - has always been pretty snappy in my experience
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Ryan Scott CampBOO May 25
Replying to @meyerweb @fr3ino
puts a lot of people out of work though
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Bogdan Costea May 25
Replying to @thynctank @fr3ino
full reload vs cached assets. do a load with caching disabled, you'd be surprised
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Stephen Vanterpool May 25
Replying to @fr3ino @invalidname
Doesn’t address who’d pay for it.
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Sammy Guichelaar May 25
Replying to @fr3ino @hbkirb
Even though I’m in the EU version of their website it still shows me the old Privacy Policy.
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Ian Small May 25
Replying to @fr3ino @wadehammes
No surprise here. Studies I've been involved with show ad-related load on many news sites is huge. Not just weight in bits. Also # of connections being opened, both HTML content and dynamically by scripts. Take it all out: faster pages, less data usage, cheaper phone bills.
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Ian Small May 25
Replying to @fr3ino @wadehammes
It's not just the ads themselves. It's the script support for the ads, all the trackers, the script support for them, some of the personalization/customization stuff that's not directly related to the site itself. Lots of bits. Lots of connections. Lots of lag and overhead.
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Jason Potts May 25
Like Brave Browser and BAT though, no?
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