Wednesday, August 29, 2007


I wandered over to Google Analytics again, and looked over the map.

It's still amazing how many places look at this blog, though many for 0:00. Surely it takes at least a second for a person to look at a page, say to him or herself "To heck with this," and go somewhere else... but OTOH, are there that many places around the world with programs that go wandering about the web? (Maybe there are.)

Then there are the cities where the average time spent is half an hour or more. Do those represent people actually reading for that time, or "Hmmm.... it's lunchtime/time for my favorite TV show/time to take a {nap, shower, ...}; I'll look at this later"? (And Google can't tell the difference between someone there and actually enjoying reading and someone there and thinking "Good Lord, this is like a trainwreck you can't look away from!")

I'm glad that I'm not trying to make money from this blog, and hence having to try to infer things from the data.

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