I'm not trying to get into a web traffic pissing contest, but when
people qualify their stats with percentages and make inferences as to
some kind of larger trend, then it helps to know the sample size we're
talking about and whether or not its statistically significant.


On 12/24/05, Deirdre Straughan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 12/23/05, Joshua Kinberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > At the risk of sounding like a jerk, do you really think your site
> > gets enough traffic to provide a representative sample of anything?
> Uh, yeah, that did sound pretty jerky.
> A small sample is nonetheless a sample, especially when it can be compared
> to itself via relative number of downloads of different formats of the same
> video. Perhaps my sample of viewers is MORE representative of the general
> Internet population since my viewers are mostly NOT videobloggers but
> "ordinary folks" looking for material about specific topics (Italy, mostly),
> rather than searching within the general category "videoblogs".
> Videobloggers tend to have every possible video codec installed already; my
> viewers probably don't. So the fact that they seem to be successfully
> viewing Flash on my site does seem to me to have some useful meaning to the
> folks who ask about Flash in this group.
> As for viewership, we are all (even Rocketboom) way out on the long tail, so
> I don't see a lot of point in playing "My Feedburner's bigger than yours."
> My audience is small but growing, and I'm having fun with it - that's good
> enough for me.
> --
> best regards,
> Deirdré Straughan
> www.beginningwithi.com (personal)
> www.tvblob.com (work)
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