Monday, 24 December 2012

Website hits are not visitors

I've lost count of the number of times broadsheet newspapers have quoted website hits as visitors to websites.  I suspect it comes from press releases issued by companies keen to exaggerate their importance to potential advertisers and though laziness or ignorance journalists just copy and paste verbatim.

The Daily Mail fell into the same pitfall while trying their level best to convince their loyal readership that founder, Fabian Thylmann was a bad man who wanted to every house and every school to have it's own porn dispensing machine, they used dubious numbers they must have lifted them somewhere online.

Is it too much trouble to run whatever figures you want to use to support your propaganda by someone who actually knows the difference between web hits and visitors?

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Australian Prankstars Media Fail

Adam Carolla - the American comedian, radio and TV performer - once described a radio show as two dumb guys (people) killing (no pun intended) three hours.  He should know.  He is, by his own admission,  not very bright - although I think he's doing himself a huge disservice;  he's probably the best improviser and the quickest broadcaster on his feet working today - and he's has multiple seven figure radio and TV deals

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

230 countries, Fox News?

I know the nice people at Fox News are still upset that a Kenyan muslim won the election despite their four year hate campaign against him, but you'd think they'll have at least one person who can get something right in their building.

Captioning TuneIn CEO John Donham's interview with their Business Channel this morning they claimed that