In recent months, my website has been slashdotted, as well as listed on a few similar Slashdot like sites and blogs. This drove traffic on my site way up, and gave me a big enough sample set to not just look at agregate statistics, but to actually break the traffic into groups and compare them. I concentrated my study on a log of 483,000 page fetches from April 15, 2003 to July 26, 2003.
One of the things that always has me curious is usage of alternative software - anything other than the stock Windows and Explorer. How many people are using Mozilla? How many use Linux? Turns out, there is no 'one' answer. Each measure is biased by how its taken, and even different pages on my website have differing ratios of client software usage.
Of course, I have to admit my own biases. I happen to hold the view that people who use anything other than Windows and Explorers are generally more technically knowledgeable, savvy, and just overall more virtuous in every conceivable way :-). Hence, I see the adoption of Mozilla, Linux, even Mac as a good thing.
Analyzing client software as a function of referring URL
An analysis of OS and browser software as a function of which website viewers clicked thru to get to my web page.
Analyzing client software as a function of topics read
An analysis of OS and browser software as a function of which section of my website people looked at.
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