NY Times Vs Robert Scoble

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  • #45777

    timethief
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    What is this NYC (not your country)? *lol*
    I’ve lived in 3 provinces and 3 states. I’m a country girl living in a cabin in the woods surrounded by ocean. Cities stink (literally) and I have breathing problems when I’m in them.

    #45778

    laurak613
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    Cabins, woods and oceans are nice for vacations. I have boredom problems when I’m in them for too long.

    Each to her own.

    What’s a gumbooter?

    #45779

    timethief
    Member

    Boredom … I don’t know a country person who has time for it. By the time you have split kindling, carried in the firewood for the day, watered, fed and groomed your livestock, etc. you’re ready for a hike, horseback ride, carriage driving through the bush or beachcombing. When we are not doing those things we are into environmental advocacy, political activism, fitness, fencing (either with swords or mending split rail fences), sharp shooting, belly dancing, kick boxing and pagan potluck partying, replete with drumming and music making. In the summer we’re into swimming, fishing and sailing too.
    As for defining a who a gumbooter is, well that would take a blog post or maybe two to explain to you. Suffice to say we’re fiercely irreverent, idiosyncratic and outrageously independent islanders. ;)
    P.S. Click on my username and you’ll be able to follow a breadcrumb trail to 3 of my blogs. I’ve added you to my blogroll and the page ranking of my blogs is 5 as if that really matters.

    This has got to be the last of our chat on the support forum. We are putting our Support Maven, Mark, who is on staff and our volunteer Moderator, drmike in an uncomfortable position. There are no chat forums at wordpress.com. We chat on our blogs only. So let’s not put them in the position of giving us the the hook or delivering us a public whacking, okay?

    Posted with due apologies to the mods for being a “forum chatter” when I should and do know better. :)

    #45780

    raincoaster
    Member

    Not only that, but y’all are marginalizing the life choices of us hit whores. I’m going to tell the government on you…oh right, they’re Tories.

    For now.

    #45781

    timethief
    Member

    You and engtech are my favourite “hit whores”. You’re both honest about where you are coming from and you don’t post just to take shots at Robert Scoble or to cry the blues. More to the point, both you and engtech, as busy as you are with all those comments and stats to track and fret about, still take the time to help out on the forum.
    Others only show up to either whine or gloat and it’s only when they’re in the top posts that they offer answers to forum questions … incomplete and frequently inaccurate answers.
    Lastly, rain the neo-cons definitely know who I am by my given name. I’m among the primary left wing activists in the gulf so I’m for sure on their sh– list.
    Have a blast tonight and raise a glass to me, while I raise a cup of my tea to you.

    oh, oh … here comes the hook …

    #45782

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m on tea, myself. Tea and Sudafed, and tonight I shall take my sparkling Australian white with a Nyquil chaser. This could get epic!

    #45783

    timethief
    Member

    Interesting. I didn’t want to whine but I’m suffering from a very sore throat, a head cold and potential sinusitis. I think I got it, although I dressed for it, at the Solstice bonfire, drum, dance, sing, eat and drink and celebration thingee.

    What really put me over the edge was howling like a coyote, until I had all the neighbouring dogs howling too. I couldn’t help myself. After going through three gales and a snowstorm that all took down the power lines, access to water, road blockages, live wires, etc. shivering in the dark, without my computer ….OY! … for days. I felt like an animal.

    You could say I shape-shifted, howled {howling is infectious, no?) and others joined me. {No one grew any excess body hair or fangs or anything … not that I noticed … everyone had a great time.} ;)

    #45784

    raincoaster
    Member

    Cue raincoaster pimping her blog post on howling with timber wolves in Ontario. Couldn’t be a better way to celebrate, come to think of it, although there is nothing around here except the Golden Retriever at the end of the lane. Hope you’re better soon!

    #45785

    laurak613
    Member

    So she tells me not to chat, and once I leave, chatters away… Hmph. :)

    Happy New Year to my new WP blog-friends. See ya ’round.

    #45786

    raincoaster
    Member

    Happy New Year. Cut us some slack: Canadians on drugs are virtually unstoppable once we get going.

    #45787

    timethief
    Member

    *lol* YAHOOoooooo! owowOOWWWOOOOooooo …

    #45788

    quotes
    Member

    >> and you don’t post just to take shots at Robert Scoble

    No shot at Robert was intended.

    Sorry if it was taken that way.

    I actually think Robert is a great guy and a wonderful resource.

    Whining, perhaps a bit.

    Back onto the sub-topic of how to tell who is most popular, there is an excellent resource for that.

    Technorati is only based on links from other blogs that are listed in technorati.

    The TLB ecosystem is only based on links from other blogs in the ecosystem to blogs in the ecosystem and only counts links from the front page.

    Alexa is very flawed since it is based only on users of the Alexa toolbar and since Alexa has been tagged by all the major spyware vendors as spyware, it gets worse over time.

    There is actual data available for a price from a company that collects the traffic data from ISPs and provides it for a fee to market research companies and media companies.

    The best free resource is the TLB traffic data since it is based on actual stat counts from sites that participate and use public sitemeter.com statistics to display their stats.

    The problem with that method is that not everyone participates so you only get results for those who are included.

    Robert Scoble’s blog is listed as being ranked #2308 on TLB based on links but is not ranked for traffic.

    Below are the top 20 Blogs listed by traffic.

    I have no idea where Robert’s traffic is within that range but if he is #39 based on traffic, that would put him at over 100,000 visits per day and just below Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.

    1) Drew Curtis’ FARK.com 1064063 visits/day (65)
    2) Daily Kos: State of the Nation 499153 visits/day (3)
    3) Daily Kos :: Diaries 469220 visits/day (52553)
    4) Overheard in the UK 457291 visits/day (11216)
    5) Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide 408306 visits/day (95)
    6) The Raw Story | A rational voice – Alternative news 355094 visits/day (169)
    7) Gawker, Manhattan Media News and Gossip 249148 visits/day (145)
    8) Defamer, the L.A. Gossip Rag 241765 visits/day (320)
    9) A Socialite’s Life 189638 visits/day (989)
    10) ITS ALL ABOUT TOM CRUISE 178901 visits/day (51541)
    11) Pink Is The New Blog | Fingers Firmly On The Pulse 167611 visits/day (798)
    12) Autoblog 141509 visits/day (2232)
    13) lgf: cannot just be sitted idly by by 139603 visits/day (5)
    14) Michelle Malkin 135721 visits/day (2)
    15) Camden Chat :: A Baltimore Orioles Blog 134559 visits/day (8575)
    16) Royals Review :: A Kansas City Royals Blog 134559 visits/day (9486)
    17) South Side Sox :: A Chicago White Sox Blog 134559 visits/day (8583)
    18) Lone Star Ball :: A Texas Rangers Blog 134559 visits/day (7635)
    19) Let’s Go Tribe :: 134559 visits/day (7852)
    20) Sactown Royalty :: A Sacramento Kings Blog 134559 visits/day (10249)

    #45789

    quotes
    Member

    PS: these are obviously gaming that TLB system by all using the same sitemeter counter code.

    15) Camden Chat :: A Baltimore Orioles Blog 134559 visits/day (8575)
    16) Royals Review :: A Kansas City Royals Blog 134559 visits/day (9486)
    17) South Side Sox :: A Chicago White Sox Blog 134559 visits/day (8583)
    18) Lone Star Ball :: A Texas Rangers Blog 134559 visits/day (7635)
    19) Let’s Go Tribe :: 134559 visits/day (7852)
    20) Sactown Royalty :: A Sacramento Kings Blog 134559 visits/day (10249)

    #45790

    drmike
    Member

    Cut us some slack: Canadians on drugs are virtually unstoppable once we get going.

    Must be why they’re so cheap. :)

    One thing that comes to mind is that you can get stats and numbers to say anything that you want.

    I’d love to know where that list came from.

    #45791

    raincoaster
    Member

    quotes, not to worry; the remark about people taking shots at Scoble is a reference to one or two troublemakers we used to have around, not to you. Your tone is always civil.

    All of the ranking systems have flaws, but among them all I find Google and Technorati to be pretty fair. TLB is interesting, but it’s vastly overpopulated by the right wing, so it gives them higher results, as they’re more networked within TLB. Very, very few of my links show up there, alas, and it seems a bit glitchy: at one time I was a crunchy crustacean, and now I’m just a microbe. Obvs, this isn’t going to be my favorite metric!

    The reason I like Google and Technorati, glitchy and juddering as they are (they seem to update once every six weeks or full moon or whenever the tech has her period, or god knows when) is that they count links to your blog from other people, and that’s what ranks you. In other words, someone has thought what you said worthy of referencing, ie they acknowledge your authority in some way. Your post has value to them. Metrics which take that into account, the fact that your post has actually influenced someone to do something, if only to point to it, are irreplaceable measures of our influence in the blogosphere, and that’s why I like them.

    Give me one person I’ve influenced over a hundred I’ve merely encountered. Pageviews mean virtually nothing to me.

    #45792

    timethief
    Member

    @quotes
    rain has said:

    quotes, not to worry; the remark about people taking shots at Scoble is a reference to one or two troublemakers we used to have around, not to you. Your tone is always civil.

    Exactly. I wasn’t even thinking about you at all. And, as far as the rest of what she says goes, I also concur.

    Do you think it’s time to flag this thread as “resolved”?

    #45793

    drmike
    Member

    Was there ever a question in this thread? ;)

    #45794

    raincoaster
    Member

    There’s one right there! Happy I could answer so quickly.

    #45795

    timethief
    Member

    Sheesh you beat me to it. But mine came first: Do you think it’s time to flag this thread as “resolved”?

    #45796

    quotes
    Member

    >> I’d love to know where that list came from.

    Here is the list sorted by traffic.
    http://truthlaidbear.com/ecotraffic.php

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