The impact of Cookie law

You may or may not be aware of recent changes to EU and UK regulations regarding the use of Cookies on websites. Cookies are small text files sent out to user’s machines and posted back to the server with each … Continue reading

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Can you hear me tweeting?

Measuring Impact with Twitter and Bit.ly For the past month (and ongoing) we have been running an experiment to test what impact the advertising of selected podcasts can have via Twitter. In this short report we look at the initial … Continue reading

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Basic Log File Analysis With Analog

A common technique for getting data summaries out of log files is to use a log file analyser. There are a small number of freely available applications that do this type of analysis, one of which is called Analog. This … Continue reading

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Fishing with a broken net

We have talked about how we can collect data from our webservers, that we have a (presently growing) range of webservers in the ecosystem we want to observe, and that we can only observe a limited number of those webservers. … Continue reading

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What’s in an IP address?

I want to take a moment to talk a little more about the technical disconnect between technical tracking approaches and actual people and their actions, and perhaps float an idea from another field that might be of interest to this … Continue reading

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