|laziness, impatience, and hubris|
Oh, you're back?
Yes we would be sharing data with google and all the gods would have to do is add a js snippet to the site templates. A small and fast change, easy.Too easy.
Furthermore, google analytics (GA) would give us access to all kinds of search related and end user related data that is not collected by web server software.But do we need it? PerlMonks seems to get along just fine without it, ever since 1999.
Google knows enough about me already, anyways.
If your real concern is privacyIt is.
that is a valid point,You'd better believe it.
which is why I suggested an open source option that can be run locally as well.I think that's already being done, when needed. But why would we need it? The site is mostly compatible with any modern browser, so adding cruft to the templates will only irk people with increased page loading time. By the way, I use Ghostery to block any tracker I see, and I'm sure others do similar things as well.
It's unneeded, I don't want it, and I hope the gods exercise good judgement when opting not to add any unnecessary cruft to the templates.
confess( "I offer no guarantees on my code." );