Best of 2005 in numbers

Another year, another list. I’d like to bring you some of the more interesting or funny Vienna Metblog 2005 facts here, straigt from our trusty statistics department – well, actually it’s just a perl script, but then, who can tell the difference anyway? Anyway, here goes:

* We had readers from over 25 different countries, and I’d like to send a shout out to the one guy in Norway and that other guy in Saudi Arabia who read us. And to the tens of thousands of other people who do, too, of course.

* 20.2% of our readers use a different operating system than Windows (Mainly OS X, Linux and FreeBSD), and 40.6% use a browser different than Internet Explorer – Firefox takes a strong second place with 20.7%, followed by Safari, the Mozilla browser and Opera.

* 3 out of 4 readers come here directly or via a bookmark, the rest found us thru search engines – it won’t be a surprise to anyone that Google rocks this department, delivering 3 times more readers than MSN who came in second, followed by Yahoo and others.

* Our top referrer this year is *drum roll* – The Guardian! An English newspaper, of all things… oh well. They linked our story about the Gelatin bunny, which obviously interested a lot of people. As another sign of international link goodness, referrer #2 is a polish newspaper, unfortunately their article is no longer online. Cheers to 49Media, Second Silence, Enlarge Your Pen (Prost nach Graz), Wooster Collective, Ostracised from

4 Comments so far

  1. Ben (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 8:41 am

    ‘hour of the day’ in which time zone? I went from +1GMT to -6GMT, or is the that time that the metblogs servers are, which may be somewhere in North America.


  2. Philipp (unregistered) on January 7th, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    In Vienna’s timezone, which is GMT+1.


  3. nex (unregistered) on January 8th, 2006 @ 7:08 pm

    looks more like the sum of three or so gaussian courves. i’d like to see an additional dimension representing the time zone of the reader’s location added to that graph. i’d also be happy with a CSV file of the required numbers so i can graph it myselg ;->


  4. melancolia (unregistered) on January 11th, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    porn makes the whole world go round.



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