Can a blogger ID specific readers by IP address?
March 11, 2008 10:50 PM Subscribe
Can a blogger tell that I am reading their blog by my IP address?
posted by Locative to Computers & Internet (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I read a Blogger/Blogspot blog in my Google Reader feed. Can the owner of the blog tell that I am reading it by my IP address?
A while ago, I subscribed to the blog of an eccentric friend of a friend for the lulz. This blogger just fired off a post saying that she knows who is reading it because of the IP addresses, and called out all unauthorized readers as "stalkers." I'm a little creeped out, since I didn't really want this blogger to know I was reading her posts and want to avoid any drama. Is it actually possible for a blogger to ID specific readers by IP address?
Apologies for my ignorance, but my understanding of how IP addresses work is that (unless you are mathowie caliber) a person can only find out a region and city from an IP address, but not a specific name. Wouldn't someone have to petition a ISP to find out a person's name?
Thanks in advance, and further apologies for a question that I'm sure is quite basic.