Some thoughts on web analytics using our work on analytics
Jun 13, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I thought this was a good idea - using analytics to validate work on analytics. "We think this is a 'hot topic' but is it? Can our analytics help us to gauge interest?" For me, of course, the most interesting question is whether analytics can distinguish between a 'hot topic and something useful - but I digress. The result? Well though "it is apparent that Twitter is the main way our posts are being shared. Linkedin comes in second with delicious and google+ also generating a few 'shares'." I can't tell from the text whether people are actually clicking and commenting on the analytics posts. And the images are totally unreadable - maybe we can get some more useful images! Related (and a much better example of how to share a graphic in a blog post) is Mohamed Amine Chatti's SWOT analysis oanalytics.

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Re: Some thoughts on web analytics using our work on analytics

Hi Stephen

I did have problems getting these images to insert into my blog properly. I'm not sure if this was a wordpress issue or something to do with the screengrab app I was using - I've not had the same problems with other posts. Anyway, for those interested you can access a google spreadsheet here for clearer images :

You may also be interested in Martin Hawksey's follow up post

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