Thursday, June 9, 2011

Visualing Visitors #edtech

I ran across an interesting site today.  Visualizetraffic.com allows you to do exactly what the name suggests.  Ever wonder where statements like if "YouTube were a country..."? Visualizetraffic.com will tell you just how many visitors a site gets daily and then compares those stats to the population of different countries.  In YouTube's case the daily visitor would be more than the population of Japan!  They also try to put in in perspective with different visuals such as how many football fields those visitors could fill or how long a human chain of visitors would be.  It also tries to show some demographic information and finally displays the digital footprint of the site as far as how many servers it likely utilizes as well as the amount of electricity it costs to maintain the site.  Is it the best tool that provides this kind of data?  Probably not, but it is intriguing.
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