Great Job, Internet!: Creepy website tells you everything you’re doing as you do it

We all know, at this point, that the internet is watching us—that as we click from site to site, we do so leaving an ever-growing trail of information about our habits and demographics. A cloud of data and images forms around us, creating a consistent “user” that can then be marketed to with shocking specificity.

These ideas are at play in a low-key, funny way on, a browser-based game that makes transparent just how keenly the internet observes us. A bright green button (labeled “Button”) takes up the center of the screen. As you move your mouse around the screen, switch between windows, click the button, or let the computer sit idly, the game documents your actions, both in an ever-expanding onscreen journal and via breezy spoken narration. “Yes, there we go, very happy,” the narrator says as the site logs your browser type, time of day …

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