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by Stephen Downes
June 11, 2007

Most Popular Blogs!
TonNet questions the 'top 15' lists provided by Technorati and eBizMBA, lists which are, of course, completly different. What was interesting about eBizMBA was that it combines rakings from various tracking services. So of course I was curious to see how my site was viewed by these various services. Here's the result (ranking in brackets) at SiteExplorer, Snapshot (151,759th), Quantcast (312,342th), and Alexa (119,548th). I don't use Feedburner. Technorati ranks me 4,112 (interestingly, that's a drop of 1100 since yesterday!). The result is that the traffic statistics are essentially fictions - there's a wide variety among the services and none of them comes close to estimating the actual number of readers. All of these services offer ways to make your data 'more accurate' by letting them track your readers - and I suspect your 'more accurate' traffic is significantly higher. My view is that none of these services should be taken seriously - their data is questionable, at best, there is an enormous bias toward commercial sites and, even more importantly, sites that subscribe to the ranking service. TonNet, education and technology June 10, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Are Your Presentations 2.0 yet -- Tips and Insights On the New Presentation 2.0
Follow the links in this post. The idea here is that our presentation slides ought to be more visual and expressive, rather than textual and content-filled. I wouldn't call this 2.0 particularly, though it does seem to be a recent trend, Vicki A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog June 10, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

OpenCourseWare Consortium Forum
Mentioned today at the conference in Taiwan. John Dehlin gave me credit and thanked me for spurring this on, which was a nice gesture. Still in its early stages, but it's goot to see a place for people to discuss open courseware and the consortium. Various Author, OpenCourseWare Consortium June 10, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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