Posts Tagged ‘map’

Mapping my bibliography.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

This is the output that Bookends, my bibliography software, produces when I tell it to create a tag cloud based on the 100 most frequently used keywords in my ~1500 entry bibliography. It is a nice visual indication of my research interests. I like it so much that I am thinking if I couldn’t include this little treat in my applications, to attract those with a more visual approach.

Mapping website visitors.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

world map showing website visitor locationsSiteMeter has started offering a view of recent website visitors a few months ago. A nice feature, which I sometimes check out. Today’s map is good enough to be shown. The criteria for good enough is: representative enough. Since only the last 100 visits are shown using a free SiteMeter account, it is difficult to capture the the breadth of the global distribution. The rarer visitors come from specific locations (Latin America and Australia are both pretty rare for me), the easier they fall out of the ‘last 100 visitors’ statistics.
In this map you see two things that are typical: visitors from the Islamic world (parts of Africa, the Middle East but most of them from Malaysia) who come to read my comparison of Ibn Khaldūn and Comte, and a substantial amount of visitors from North America. European visitors are mostly from Germany, but also from Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the other European countries.