Will you register for boston.com?
Registration is coming. And the number 1 reason to make you register is:
We want to know you better. Seeing how many users read a story or do the crossword puzzle is limited research; we want to give you more of the stories and features you like. ...
In other words: Seeing how many shlubby middle-aged men living in Roslindale with a first-grader and a cute wife and two cars and who spend an average of $1.5 million a year on "Kelly" dolls and accessories for said first grader, not that we're complaining, mind you, will result in boston.com giving me a lot more articles about octopuses that run along the bottom of the ocean on just two legs and will result in boston.com setting up an entire section of stories about stupid things that only happen in Florida. I really like odd marine-invertebrate stories and articles about dumb things in Florida.
Full and complete disclosure: I get paid to compile a column for City Weekly, a section in the Boston Globe, which has the same parent company as boston.com. Not that a registration system on boston.com will likely bring me untold wealth. Or even hyperlinked links in the online version of the column. Sniff.