RSS is one of the single most important technologies to spur on Web 2.0. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. What it does is exactly that — it syndicates (publishes) content, so that instead of you going to the content, the content can come to you. Because of this, it’s a real paradigm shift for navigating the Internet. Consequently, creating a structure that is RSS-friendly was one of the biggest motivating factors for the new InfoTech Tuesday format.
Unfortunately, RSS is like many other technologies that don’t make any sense until you give it a try. The video below, “RSS in Plain English,” is a good, brief explanation of what RSS is, how to use it, and what it can do for you. Continue reading “RSS explained”
One of the benefits of the switch to a new format and structure for InfoTech Tuesday is the ability to have much more accurate and comprehensive statistics about the readers. Do you ever go to a website and wonder how many other people have seen the site? Ever wonder what browser other people are using? Ever wonder how people end up on a given website?
Over the first five weeks of this semester’s InfoTech Tuesday there have been
- 5,947 unique visitors
- 9,462 visits to the website
- 20,463 individual page views
- an average of 1,892 visits a week/issue
Visitors to the site stay for an average of 1 minute 49 seconds each visit. Of all visitors, 62 percent are coming to the site directly, 34 percent are being referred to the site from another site (browse/link in), and 4 percent are getting here through organic web searches. Perhaps most interesting is the browser break down: Continue reading “InfoTech Tuesday stat roundup”