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McLuhan’s Tetrad Applied to Internet

An obvious and much anticipated characteristic of the internet is that it “makes the world much smaller”. One might expect in the free exchange of ideas and knowledge that the world as whole would become more unified. But as we look at society, it is anything but unified. Can the Internet as a medium be responsible for this? Continue reading

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Segment or Die: The Mechanics of Segments

If you have not yet discovered that segments are the life blood of analytics then consider the following as a quick review of how segmentation is used to convert measures into actionable insights. In part 1 I deal with the basic survival skills of segmentation analysis. I use the much maligned and debated bounce rate metric to illustrate the mechanics of segmentation. For all others you treat this as a quick review before we get to the hard stuff. Continue reading

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How Web Analytics Sees Reality

A question on Web Analytic Association Group got me dusting off old proxy server code to see what is happening. How do we track the various plug-ins and mashups that are driving Web 2.0 push for personalization and social media? Can your web analytic tools see the revolution as it is happening? Continue reading

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