When Chris Ambrose and I conceived the Techinar (technical seminar) UBC botany more than 7 years ago we were excited to use Google Analytics (GA). We could monitor interest in different Techinars over time (decide what to deliver), monitor interest after the timed release of Techinar announcements (decide when to deliver our message). I loosely say ‘we.’ I did a lot of this work on my own and I remained a good deal of the leg work until we gave up the seminar. What I didn’t know at the time is that I was using a burgeoning field of big data (in the littlest sense of big data). As an extension I took to adding GA tracking to my personal and my twins’ websites.
But no more as of this month.
Some of the my key GA findings:
The most users visiting my personal sites were from the US Often from .EDU network domains
Most visits from the Lower Mainland of BC originate from Coquitlam Most visits from the Lower
Mainland of BC use Samsung mobile devices
Teksavvy is over represented among Canadian ISPs The Fat white guy posts are the most popular posts.
So? So this isn’t my information to have. I’m happy that others may want to read and or share my opinions. There feels something wrong with collecting information about the visitors to my site. I give up any spying on my visitors. If you are compelled by any information I write or share please consider donating to the BC Women’s and Children’s hospital foundation. These people are responsible for saving Megan, George and Henry. They are responsible for a hernia repair, adenoid and tonsil removal, and repairing a broken arm.