This shall have absolutely no meaning to the general public. I am writing about personal subjects that are of my interest. Nevertheless you are welcome to stick around and provide your comments as well. The stuff you will find here is generally random stuff and mainly meant to be my private web treasure box and online sticky-web-notes-fridge-door. Occasionally there will be guest authors writing in “The Blue S”. This a place to note things, to discuss and simply record moments. If you wish to add to the experience just leave a comment.
The blog is hosted and maintained in the United States. Languages used in this blog will be mainly English and German. Certain findings can only be presented in German.
If you have any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy “The Blue S” and have a great day.
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The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP address to Facebook.
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Use of Google Social Buttons
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Google may share aggregate statistics relating to users’ +1 activity with the public, users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.
Google will store data (such as your recent +1’s) locally in your browser. You may be able to access and clear this information in your browser settings.
Use of Twitter Share Buttons
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