I had never paid attention to Orkut’s feature of allowing images in scraps. Now that I notice it, I realize you can do exactly the same thing as in Episode 1, but with slightly more serious consequences.
Post a scrap with an image hosted yourself, into your own scrapbook: and you can track IP addresses of visitors to your scrapbook, irrespective of their privacy settings.
Post a scrap with an image hosted yourself, into your friend’s scrapbook: and you can track IP addresses of visitors to his—or to make it more interesting, her—scrapbook, irrespective of anybody’s privacy settings. Do it carefully enough, and they’ll never know.
Imagine how useful this would be to the elite community of Orkut Stalkers. Imagine understanding the competition for your girl, imagine understanding her popularity (and hence your chances), imagine knowing who likes who, and possibly being the only person with that information.
Moral of the story: don’t trust a scrap from me.
The solution from Orkut’s side would be simple: “This scrap contains images. Display images below.”
(Btw, a simple exercise left over from Episode 1: track people who read your blog using feed readers. I swear I have never tried it. Although, I don’t promise to never try it in the future.)