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Google Sidewiki Is GOOGjacking the World Wide Web

[NOTE: This post was originally published on the old JoshNotes.com blog on October 27, 2009.]

What Is Google Sidewiki?

First there was framejacking. Framejacking is what happens when another website tries to frame your content on their own website/URL by putting it in a frame. Prominent framejacking websites include About.com, Stumbleupon (su.pr) and Hootsuite (ow.ly). Framejacking is a violation of a user’s browser because it hijacks the user’s address bar and it violates your website because it hijacks your URLs. Framejacking is annoying, but individual websites can defend against framejacking by popping out of the HTML frames with JavaScript. Continue reading Google Sidewiki Is GOOGjacking the World Wide Web