## Wednesday, June 1, 2016

### Statistical data type

In statistics, groups of individual data points may be classified as belonging to any of various statistical data types, e.g. categorical ("red", "blue", "green"), real number (1.68, -5, 1.7e+6), etc. The data type is a fundamental component of the semantic content of the variable, and controls which sorts of probability distributions can logically be used to describe the variable, the permissible operations on the variable, the type of regression analysis used to predict the variable, etc. The concept of data type is similar to the concept of level of measurement, but more specific: For example, count data require a different distribution (e.g. a Poisson distribution or binomial distribution) than non-negative real-valued data require, but both fall under the same level of measurement (a ratio scale).
Various attempts have been made to produce a taxonomy of levels of measurement. The psychophysicist Stanley Smith Stevens defined nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio scales. Nominal measurements do not have meaningful rank order among values, and permit any one-to-one transformation. Ordinal measurements have imprecise differences between consecutive values, but have a meaningful order to those values, and permit any order-preserving transformation. Interval measurements have meaningful distances between measurements defined, but the zero value is arbitrary (as in the case with longitude and temperature measurements in Celsius or Fahrenheit), and permit any linear transformation. Ratio measurements have both a meaningful zero value and the distances between different measurements defined, and permit any rescaling transformation.
Because variables conforming only to nominal or ordinal measurements cannot be reasonably measured numerically, sometimes they are grouped together as categorical variables, whereas ratio and interval measurements are grouped together as quantitative variables, which can be either discrete or continuous, due to their numerical nature. Such distinctions can often be loosely correlated with data type in computer science, in that dichotomous categorical variables may be represented with the Boolean data type, polytomous categorical variables with arbitrarily assigned integers in the integral data type, and continuous variables with the real data type involving floating point computation. But the mapping of computer science data types to statistical data types depends on which categorization of the latter is being implemented.
Other categorizations have been proposed. For example, Mosteller and Tukey (1977)[1] distinguished grades, ranks, counted fractions, counts, amounts, and balances. Nelder (1990)[2] described continuous counts, continuous ratios, count ratios, and categorical modes of data. See also Chrisman (1998),[3] van den Berg (1991).[4]
The issue of whether or not it is appropriate to apply different kinds of statistical methods to data obtained from different kinds of measurement procedures is complicated by issues concerning the transformation of variables and the precise interpretation of research questions. "The relationship between the data and what they describe merely reflects the fact that certain kinds of statistical statements may have truth values which are not invariant under some transformations. Whether or not a transformation is sensible to contemplate depends on the question one is trying to answer" (Hand, 2004, p. 82).[5]

source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistical_data_type

### BLOG's are not popular

Currently a lot of people write BLOG's because it has become quite easy. Those writers also realize that the visitors aren't coming that easy anymore, because the social media bring much more diversity. So what happens? The BLOG-writers post links on their Social Media Websites like facebook and Tumbler, and also send out Tweets to their followers to draw attention.

That worked quite well for the last years, but now people seem to not follow those links anymore. The BLOG's form an undiscoverd archive of information that most Internet-users are avoiding. A new marketing tool will be brought out soon to solve this. Not sure what it will be.

### StatCounter - Browsers

What decision can the browser stats help with?

The obvious question is have you tested your website in the browsers your visitors are using? A website can look great in one particular browser and not work in any other. It is always recommended to code websites using the standards maintained by W3C.

This ensures that not only will your website be compatible now, but it will also be compatible for future software!

## Tuesday, February 2, 2016

### Social Networks take the traffic

With Google analytics I see that the visitors of my websites mainly go to the social networks. Blogs are hardly found and maintained anymore. The time factor is the reason. People don't have the time for a structured blog. They just publish their info on Social Networks and rely on those to carry the message to their surroundings. A scary thought because it doesn't always reach all one wants too....

## Tuesday, November 17, 2015

### Google Analytics - 2015

Seems like Google Analytics is THE SEO tool when you want to test the results. Especially with Social Networks you can even see real-time how the visitors come and go through the website. WIth filters you can track down individual visitors and see where they go to and what they actually do. It is a very powerfull tool....

I just tested one of my own social networks (http://iuoma-network.ning.com/) where I like to see what is going on. With over 1,8 million pageviews a year it is interesting to test things. Like, how is Windows 10 effecting the number of visitors (how many use the new system).

 2. 8.1 2.256(14,33%) 35,46% 800(14,75%) 3. 10 1.896(12,05%) 25,90% 491(9,06%) 4. XP 1.041(6,61%) 45,44% 473(8,72%) 5. Vista 890(5,65%) 18,43% 164(3,02%) 6. 8 355(2,26%) 25,92% 92(1,70%) 7. Server 2003 5(0,03%) 60,00% 3(0,06%) 8. 2000 1(0,01%)

## Saturday, January 21, 2012

### SEO tricks

A lot of books on the subject have been written down. Reality is through that the web and also the routines by Google are constantly updated. So the real tricks on how to get a higher pagerank are more scarce. Mosly to get that leading position is a lot of work too. Don't believe the firms that promise you everything but ask you to pay in advance for the service. You never know if they really will help you. Believe in the basic work. Good structures in websites, the right links to and from your site. Trust that time and work will bring you a good pagerank. And know that the best place goes to the best content that is appreciated by the most visitors.

## Thursday, March 31, 2011

### Strength of Google Analytics

The strenghth of Google Analytics is the time factor. They keep all data of all you websites for a long periode and you can compare the statistics of the diverse websites you have under you control. An example is the situation in Japan. After the disaster of the Nuclear Plant and the Earthquake I investigated how many visitors from Japan there were just before and after the happening. You discover how visitors from a certain area aren't there anymore.

Internet seems so abstract sometimes, but with these tools you can actually measure the social impact on Websites when disasters happen.

## Saturday, December 4, 2010

### Oldest Counter on the blog

The strenght of counters is that they show how many hits a blog gets. The oldest counter on this blog has risen to a high number. A lot of visitors after the start of this experiment.

### New workshops

Because of the new workshops at the college I will investigate some more developements in SEO and Statistics that are available online these days. Expect some more postings soon. The Internet has become a place on its own the last years. Online developements go very quickly and new tools are available every new year.

## Friday, July 16, 2010

### Poll Instrument

Sample of a Poll that can be placed on any platform. The Poll is kept track of by one single site with the database and this way the in formation grows fast from several sources when doing research.

## Thursday, March 11, 2010

### SEO and SM

Search Engine Optimalisation want to bring the websites to the public. Social Media (SM) lets people communicate on a horizontal level. These two don't always go hand in hand. People who search information often don't find the information they want. The people who earn money on bringing information to the public don't always bring the details the people want. How should these two merge together?

## Monday, February 15, 2010

Het principe van twitter wordt niet door iedereen begrepen. Het woord 'twitter' geeft echter aan dat alles door elkaar loopt. Je kunt filteren in wat je wilt volgen en andere twitteraars zullen hetzelfde doen. Net het filteren van informatie en het hebben van toegang tot zeer actuele informatie is de kracht van twitter.

Ruud Janssen

## Monday, November 30, 2009

One of the Counters on this blog has been active for a few years now. It shows that the amount of visitors each month has been growing quite a bit. Search Engine Marketing is more important than ever since the amount of websites and webtools is growing. Who will find what on the Internet is the big question everybody is asking.

Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What's happening? Join today to start receiving google's tweets. That is what Google is doing.

op de volgende link trof ik ook enkele interessante feiten aan:

## Sunday, May 31, 2009

### Google Wave 2

Google Wave has a lot of innovative features, but here are just a few:

- Real-time: In most instances, you can see what someone else is typing, character-by-character.

- Embeddability: Waves can be embedded on any blog or website.

- Applications and Extensions: Just like a Facebook() application or an iGoogle gadget, developers can build their own apps within waves. They can be anything from bots to complex real-time games.

- Wiki functionality: Anything written within a Google Wave can be edited by anyone else, because all conversations within the platform are shared. Thus, you can correct information, append information, or add your own commentary within a developing conversation.

- Open source: The Google Wave code will be open source, to foster innovation and adoption amongst developers.

- Playback: You can playback any part of the wave to see what was said.

- Natural language: Google Wave can autocorrect your spelling, even going as far as knowing the difference between similar words, like “been” and “bean.” It can also auto-translate on-the-fly.

- Drag-and-drop file sharing: No attachments; just drag your file and drop it inside Google Wave and everyone will have access.

While these are only a few of the many features of Google Wave, it’s easy to see why people are extremely excited.

Google Wave was the brainchild of a team based out of Sydney, Australia. The core team members are two brothers, Jens and Lars Rasmussen, and lead project manager Stephanie Hannon, all of whom were involved in Google Maps() previously. Google Wave was announced today at Google’s I/O Developer conference, although the product will not be available to the public for several months.

Today has been dominated by news and excitement surrounding Google Wave(), Google()’s new real-time communication platform that will launch to the public later this year. In fact, there’s been so much buzz that you might just not have enough time to read the thousands of articles being released on Google’s biggest product launch in recent memory.

To make sense of it all, we have compiled key information, definitions, and links related to the launch of Google Wave. This in-depth guide provides an overview of Google Wave, discusses the terminology associated with it, details information on Google Wave applications, (i.e. the Twitter Wave app Twave), and goes over ways to keep yourself informed. We know you’re excited about Google Wave, so here’s what we think you should know.

Google Wave actually has its own lingo - yes, you have to learn a few definitions if you’re going to really understand this new communication platform. Having knowledge of these terms will help you understand more about Google’s newest project.

- Wave: A wave, specifically, refers to a specific threaded conversation. It can include just one person, or it can include a group of users or even robots (explained below). The best comparison I can make is that it’s like your entire instant messaging (IM) history with someone. Anything you’ve ever discussed in a single chat or conversation is a wave.

- Wavelet: A wavelet is also a threaded conversation, but only a subset of a larger conversation (or a wave). It’s like a single IM conversation - a small part of a larger conversation and a larger history. Wavelets, though, can be created and managed separately from a wave.

- Blip(): Even smaller than a Wavelet, a Blip is a single, individual message. It’s like a single line of an IM conversation. Blips can have other blips attached to them, called children. In addition, blips can either be published or unpublished (once again, it’s sort of like typing out an IM message but not yet sending it).

- Document: A document actually refers to the content within a blip. This seems to refer to the actual characters, words, and files associated with a blip.

- Extension: An extension is a mini-application that works within a wave. So these are the apps you can play with while using Wave. There are two main types of extenisons: Gadgets and Robots

- Gadgets: A gadget is an application users can participate with, many of which are built on Google’s OpenSocial platform. A good comparison would be iGoogle gadgets or Facebook applications.

- Robots: Robots are an automated participant within a wave. They can talk with users and interact with waves. They can provide information from outside sources (i.e. Twitter()) or they can check content within a wave and perform actions based on them (i.e. provide you a stock quote if a stock name is mentioned).

- Embeded Wave: An embeded wave is a way to take a Google Wave and the conversation within it and place it on your website. Users could use this as a chatroom, as a way to contact you, or for something more.

Twitter as anomaly (#3) -- evolutionary de-evolution?

No one would have predicted that Twitter was going to be the next big thing, because it wasn’t/isn’t a logical “next step” in the evolution of the internet. Since html-based web pages put text and graphic files together on the same screen, the world wide web has been on a march to swallow all types of media and to embed them in ever-increasing quality (thank you, bandwidth). Twitter is “de-evolutionary”—taking us back to something that is simpler and even more constrained than basic text email.

Did the internet originally simply skip over Twitter (and is now going back to correct this mistake) or has Twitter actually arisen at its proper time and place?

by Allen Bukoff, PhD.
Social Psychologist.
I am NOT a social media expert. There may not be any real experts on "social media" yet. It's probably too early for that. We don't even know where this is all going. But it looks like it's going to be an interesting ride. Especially Twitter! There's something really really fascinating and different about Twitter.

@bukoff on Twitter (the writer)
@iuoma onTwitter (that is me)

## Friday, May 29, 2009

### BING?

A new searchengine is coming soon. See http://www.bing.com/ which will give you access as soon as it is online. The demovideo at http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html gives you a glimps of what is coming. Microsoft tries to beat Google. We will see what the public thinks of this soon.....

## Sunday, April 26, 2009

Google Analytics offers a weath of possibilities when one wants to know all about a website. The only problem I see is that it is a commercial product that Google wan'ts to promote and when you use it and like it it might cause a problem of becoming dependent on the system. They made the analyses for free when your site doesn't generate too much traffic. You can monitor several sites from one console. Webdesignes and webmasters for sure will love this tool but eventually will need a subscription to have access to the data. But I must confess, the interface Google Analytics has designed is a fantastic tool for sure.

Off course I started the tracking tool from Google Analytics also on this blog. We will see what it bring and I will report on it later too.

## Friday, March 20, 2009

### Stats on 20-3-2009

No changes on the BLOG for 4 months, still 2000 visitors to the blog. I must have done something right with this blog since the visitors come even without having any new information to tell you. Since a class of Mediatechnology gets a workshop on this theme, and I will use this blog as sample for some elements, I will publish a few new goodies here soon.....

## Sunday, November 16, 2008

### Stats on 16-11-2008

The hits come in even when this blog hasn't changed a bit for a few months. Seems that all the effort to make this blog found worked. A lot of visitors come in and learn about the things I found. That is great.

### Choose HTML

There is one main benefit of search engine marketing and that is web accessibility. The more accessible your website is to search engines, the more visits your website will get. Using good search engine marketing skills, you can ensure your website a top spot on most major search engines.

First, when trying to get the most from search engine marketing, you should consider assigning ALT Descriptions on your site, which are used by visually impaired visitors, who cannot understand images. To ensure proper accessibility, ALT description should be assigned to each and every image. By doing this you will not only be assisting your visually impaired visitors, you will also help raise your search engine rating, as well as benefit more from search engine marketing.

Next, in order to get the most from search engine marketing, it is always good to avoid embedding text in images on your website. There is strong evidence to suggest search engines assign less importance to embedded text in images. So to get the best results from search engine marketing it is best to avoid embedding text in your website images. It is best to use HTML.

Another good tip to getting the most from search engine marketing is to be sure to use plenty of link text in your written content. Search engines are generally known to place great importance on link text. So when at all possible, to get the most from search engine marketing, use plenty of link text on your website.

Finally, if you know anything at all about search engine marketing, or search engine optimization, it should be that your page title is among one of the most attributes on the page. If it properly describes the content of your page, more search engines will be able to more accurately interpret what your page is about, giving you more out of search engine marketing.

source: http://www.dimacc.com/search-engine-marketing.html

## Friday, August 22, 2008

### Motigo Counter New

The Motigo Counter has a new feature in it. Thet call it the "Heat-Map". It has been activated to test the results. It takes 48 hours to be fully operational.