Logging complete browser activity
January 23, 2011 8:09 PM Subscribe
I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction.
How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action?
posted by victory_laser to computers & internet (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I have a little coding experience but know nothing about how browsers/operating systems work and where I would get started trying to get this to happen. I'm in school and can get people to help me, and I want to learn about this stuff. I am more concerned with "how?" than "how difficult?" .
I would first like to get this working on my machine, but am interested in what roadblocks there would be to wrapping this up in an app/plugin that people can use to visualize their own use as well.
(The most accessible thing would be if one could just open a webpage, press a record button, and as long as that is open your activity will be recorded. Then when you're done, whatever processing functions I've created spit out the visualization. Common sense tells me that browsers have security measures against that type of thing, if it's even possible to code.)