questions the value of blog statistics, he says its better to listen to people. Arti
questions why we measure at all. Though we can waste a lot of time with vanity statistics, now that we are electronically interconnected, we can do research that previously seemed impossible. On insufficient data, I have analysed
the national interest in game programming using Clustermaps and Google Trends, with questionable accuracy I can say that Australia is a world leader in educational use of game programming.
See http://www.blogviz.com/blogviz/ for a statistical analysis of the transmission of memes.
There was a study which looked at guild size in MMOG's like World of Warcraft to test Dunbar's theories of human organisation.
Yes I spend too much time massaging my ego looking at my cluster map and Googling myself, but we have a powerful research tool there too.
Labels: Dunbar, google, WoW