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VistitorVille: Screenshots

A Web Analytics Information Explosion See your website visitors as animated characters in a virtual city Watch visitors move from page to page and interact with your site See buses (search engines) deliver new visitors to buildings Pull up detailed ‘Passports’ on any visitor Replay website traffic from any date or time View dozens of professional reports in an instant Provide Live Help And so very much more! –VistitorVille: Screenshots (VisitorVille)…

Dark Skyline

toronto’s western skyline seen from the cn tower’s lookout area. –Dark Skyline (Top Left Pixel) Julia, a friend of mine from my Toronto days, sent me a link to this photoblog, which features the sights of a city I remember fondly. This beautiful view from what some call a skyline-dominating tourist attraction (the CN Tower) was well worth a look. A thumbnail image doesn’t do this one justice — click the…

The Art of Blogging (Horace and St. Paul)

Each post is like DNA. It carries the core of your self-hood. Never commit to the web any remark, about the goat cheese you had served to you by your comely slave, or how the grape arbor was pruned on your Sabine Farm, or how you fell off your horse, or what Pippa drew on brown paper, without considering it from within the matrix of Author/Reader, Fool/Knave, Apparent Audience/Intended Audience.…

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Campus Coming Alive Again

Campus Coming Alive Again (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) The Seton Hill student blog site, blogs.setonhill.edu/nmj, has seen activity from several intrepid souls who used their blogs to keep in touch since saying good-bye in may. It’s also interesting to see comments from an increasing number of visitors who don’t have blogs themselves, but who obviously know the bloggers. Now I’m seeing new faces on campus, with a stray parent or two in…

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When Search Engines Become Answer Engines

A major change over the years has been a declining emphasis on using search to identify good sites as such. Rather than hunt for sites to explore and use in depth, users now hunt for specific answers. The Web as a whole has thus become one agglomerated resource for people who use search engines to dredge up specific pages related to specific needs, without caring which sites supply the pages.…

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This Headline Is Not for Sale

It’s not surprising that marketers love IntelliTxt while many journalists despise it. AlwaysOn columnist Rafe Needleman called IntelliTxt “pretty bad news” from an ethics standpoint “because it blurs the line between editorial content, which readers should expect to be free of commercial influence, and advertising, which we know is paid-for and biased.” –Adam L. Penenberg –This Headline Is Not for Sale (Wired) The “IntelliTxt” ad service inserts inline links into the…