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Sunday, September 10, 2006

I was looking through the traffic stats on the site a couple of weeks ago when I noticed something interesting. It seems that more then 2/3 of you, my readers, never actually visit the site. This discovery was a bit of a shock. Who knew that the reason most of you visited this site wasnt for my thoughtful graphic selections (ie random stuff I find with Google images) and arduously designed webpages (default theme #31). The vast majority of you are reading this right now are probably doing it via an RSS reader. Even more supprising is the choice of RSS reader that most to you use to access the witty prose, bitting commentary and BGO's (Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious) that I provide on a fairly random and inconsistent basis. The RSS reader of choice of you my amazingly advancced audienced is from a little known and recenly funded company called Netvibes.

More readers see this site through Netvibe then Bloglines, Newsgator, Thunderbird, NetNewsWire, browers "livemarks", BlogPulse and Google combined. Netvibes is one of several new web applications that function as a universal homepage, a single place where you can access and view news, information and media from a bunch of different websites. Think of it as an RSS reader on steriods, or as NetVibes states in its tag line, "near universal mashup" which is exactly what it does better then any of the alternatives and there are lots of them. I perfer Google's version of the universal start page and a whopping 2% of you are with me in this choice.


I've liked the idea of customization of start pages for

When I started to write this blog it was purely for my own edification. I needed a place to get my thoughts out, play with some ideas, highlight excellence and generally be contrian. I didnt really promote it but for some reason, you started to reading my mental babblings. Some of you even commented and helped push my ideas forward.


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