|ars longa, vita breva|
In the background, ArsRSS collects data about the terms queried, what parts of the globe the queries come from, and the frequency with which individual feeds are accessed. To suggest a feed write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about this project and interesting stats click here.
ArsRSS is interested in the frequencies with which terms are queried, and in which news feeds supply responses to queries and how often. It is interested in where the queries come from and how often, in the relationships between what people ask and what the news feeds provide.
In addition to its query service, ArsRSS has a news feed Reader which enables its users to accesss from its cache the 100 to 120 news feeds which form the basis of its activities. Which feeds are read by visitors and how often is also of interest to ArsRSS.
Finally, as the project has developed, an underlying concern has become clear, namely what it is that we can learn about users from just the basic tools and infrastructure of a web site. This gets us into questions of the uses of web architecture for profiling.These panels--basics, queries, feeds, and words--provide some information about the kinds of data that ArsRSS is collecting. places is a pop-up window, using google maps, that shows where queries come from and in what numbers. As the project continues, and as more data becomes available, ArsRSS will develop additional browser-based mechanisms to make the data available.
|8803||Number of users reading and querying feeds|
|51021||Total user accesses|
|716||Number of words queried|
|40724||Number of times feeds accessed for queries|
|1697832||Number of news items where query terms were found|
|Current Database of Words Found in Feeds|
|(The database is re-created every four hours)|
|16758||Number of words found in feeds|
|21548||Number of times those words occur in feeds|
|979||Number of times feeds fetched for reading by ArsRSS news Reader Service|
|This figure does not include accesses from the ArsRSS custom news feed service|
|Users: April 24 2014 23:37:02|
|Queries and Feeds: April 24 2014 20:19:29|
|Feeds (in order of popularity)|