Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Alameda Daily Noose Gets 30th Plain Old Hit

According to our plain old hit counter/tracker, at 7:23:15 a.m. this morning, an Alameda Power and Telecom customer either visited Alameda Daily Noose, or he or she was already viewing Alameda Daily Noose and pressed the "refresh" button. This brings the total of such events to 30, a number which is nooseworthy by virtue of the fact that it is evenly divisble by 10.

Since we don't distinguish between plain old hits and unique hits, we can't say if 30 different people have visited Alameda Daily Noose, or whether the same person just went to the site and pressed the "refresh" button 30 times. Unlike other Web sites, which count unique hits, we here at Alameda Daily Noose count just plain old hits because it always gives us a higher - and therefore more nooseworthy - count.

P.S. - We're only telling you this because we like you and we know we can trust you to keep this on the QT; normally, we like to keep quiet about the fact that we don't count unique hits. That's why we removed the little counter that used to be at the bottom of our site, and now we just make big, splashy announcements whenever the count (which only we can see) reaches a new milestone of being divisible by some factor of 10. These milestones seem much more impressive when people don't see the little counter going up each time the "refresh" button is pressed.

5 comments:

Sideline said...

It is good to see that you are using scientific research to test the boundaries of public impressions from your website. A true test of publication is the number of times that a person returns over and over and over or has the 10 second refresh option.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to 40.

Sideline said...

It is good to see that you are using scientific research to test the boundaries of public impressions from your website. A true test of publication is the number of times that a person returns over and over and over or has the 10 second refresh option.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to 40.

Iva Seeingproblem said...

I want to thank you for this wonderful resource of local news! I especially appreciate the color scheme as I have a rare medical condition that only allows me to see two colors - yellow and black. Keep up the good work!

coho jerkins said...

You spelled "divisible" wrong.

Jan K. Michaine said...

Mr. Jerkins, how dare you attack our host? He is a news man in the classic sense, out there busting his hump to bring you the stories that don't really matter, and here you go muddying the waters with your so-called facts about spelling. Roger writes "divisble" and you write "divisible," but that's just your opinion, Sir; it's no better or no worse than anybody else's.

Actually, since Roger is such a fine, upstanding member of the community, his opinion is better than yours, so there. Some of us are too busy being good citizens to waste time looking things up in "books," Dr. Brainiac. Besides, correcting people's spelling is just the thin end of the wedge of social engineering. That's how Stalin got started, after all!