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Knowledge Transfer from Virtual Environments

By Guy Boulet / August 2009

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  • Fri, 18 Jan 2008
    Post by Damon

    Did all the Britney Spears references increase the number of hits for this article? Could you maybe give us a rough number, like percentage above average?

  • Thu, 17 Jan 2008
    Post by Lauren

    Lisa - I agree that quality in ideas and writing are important. However, I wouldn''t undermine web analytics as a way to help you determine whether your articles are connecting with your audience. Analytics doesn''t just track how many people read your article, or open the web page, but also tells you how long someone stays on that page (a sure indicator whether your article is interesting to the reader). You can also see which pages / or articles on your site are read the most, or even what time of day or week gets the most traffic. Certainly web analytics only tells part of the story, but used well, those numbers are really helpful.

  • Tue, 15 Jan 2008
    Post by Mari Cruz Garcia

    Answering your question, Mark... Yes, by mentioning "Britney Spears", you will get more hits that by tagging "Aldous Huxley", or "Kafta", for example. These are the easily-manipulated and manitulative societies in which we are living

  • Thu, 10 Jan 2008
    Post by Karl

    Lisa, I agree 100%, it is like a professor who is tough on his or her students, you might get poorer evaluations than the instructor who is "easy" and gives out pizza at the end of the semester but the students learn more because the professor or teacher is tougher. Number of hits, to me, is not a direct evaluation of quality of writing. Karl

  • Mon, 07 Jan 2008
    Post by Mark Notess

    So Lisa, are you suggesting that mentioning Britney in your article will get you more hits than I got for mentioning Beowulf in mine? What''s our culture coming to? :)