Monday, February 16, 2009

Posting this with ScribeFire

Just got this neat little add-on for the Firefox browser. Being a web developer, I use Firefox, Internet Explorer and sometimes Opera and Safari. I thought I'd try this add-on out just to see how easy it is to use. The installation was very simple and adding an account was very fast. One of the nice things about it is that it has some tools to keep links to your past articles that allows you to link very quickly to them. Another nice thing is the ability to monetize your posts through ScribeFire's quick ads.

I'll continue using this to posts my entries and maybe post some updates in the future.

Alright, I just noticed that ScribeFire does something that will probably make me stop using it. That thing is adding a little 1px by 1px gif image that uses the Zemanta linking service. I didn't see any warning prior to using ScribeFire but did see a little empty square at the bottom of my new posts. The following is the example code:

<div class='zemanta-pixie'><img src='' class='zemanta-pixie-img'/></div>


  1. for the empty pixel, you can go to scribefire settings and under the 'Publishing' tag, disable 'Automatically insert invisible tracking pixel for statistics gathering' option :)

    I've been using scribefire for a while now. this started appearing recently and without my permission.

    pissing off, for sure :)

  2. Thanks Mihir. This will get me back using ScribeFire.

  3. Thanks for posting this, I also found this "pixel" added to a recent post without my knowledge, not good!

  4. Hello,

    Even on AMO = Addon Mozilla org, you can find an tracking image:


    Safe :: Add-ons for Firefox -


    Try the four links (without xml decoder) and look :-/ ..!