This blog was revived five days ago, and I’m horrible obsessed with its stats, so here is what I’ve learned by looking at the first four days of data from Google Analytics, Twitter and Facebook.
You are loud.
More than 2,000 people visited the blog, and 80% of you found yourself on this site after following a link shared on a social network. That means you brought people to this site. You tweeted an Almighty Link blog post to your Twitter followers more than 350 times, shared a post with your Facebook friends 40 times, liked those Facebook entries more than 200 times, and left 88 related comments on Facebook. I posted only three Facebook status updates on my personal profile, and four tweets, again from my personal account.
You are mobile.
More than half of you used a phone or tablet to read an Almighty Link blog post, and three out of five you who used a mobile device, used an iPhone. Another one in five used an iPad. Most of the remaining 20% used an Android gadget, and a handful used Blackberry or Windows Mobile phones or tablets. Five of you even used an iPod.
You are global.
You came to this site from six of the Earth’s seven continents. One-thousand, seven-hundred fifty of you are from the United States of America. Eight-eight were in Canada when you read a post, and 54 were in the United Kingdom. Italy and South Africa round out the top five countries. I assume that the one visitor from Guam is one of my relatives. Visitors came from each of the blue countries in the map below.
You are talkative.
You left 32 comments since the blog started up again. Richard Horgan blogged from FishbowlNY about my reasons for leaving the Register. Vincenzo Marino linked from a roundup on the International Journalism Festival’s site to my blog post about leaving newspapers from his
You are automated.
Roughly 80 of the Twitter accounts that shared a link to this blog are part of The Breaking News Network, a “hyperlocal news network” that uses automated systems to share links from hundreds of Twitter accounts. Here is a sample of the tweets sent through that system.
— daytonabchbuzz (@daytonabchbuzz) July 26, 2014