Archive for May, 2007

Political Wire readers

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Taegan Goddard sums up his readership. Here’s PW’s data on a single page.

Permalink to individual survey results

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

You can now post links to individual survey results. For example, here’s a link to the ages of reader of Blogads blog.

Survey offline tonight

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The survey will be offline tonight while the awesome folks at SurveyMonkey take a huge gulp and launch their new platform.

Publish your results

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Still working some kinks out on this feature, but feel free to try it. Click “account” and then “end survey,” then go to “manage survey data” and flip some of the graphs over to “public.”

You’ll then be able to publish results like these, for the weblog.

Flights, hotels, Mac or PC?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

New data posted for bloggers to see. Log in and click “account” or go to Anybody know what percent of US population uses Mac versus PC? Seems Mac users are over-represented in blogosphere. (And, true to the Mac/PC ads’ stereotypes, more so among Dems than Republicans.)

Reader preferences for cars, internet access

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

OK, data posted for cars, cable vs. DSL; as with yesterday’s gusher, only bloggers can access these chunks of data for now.

Preview some data slices

Monday, May 14th, 2007

The data is still jelling, but we’ve decided to release some preview slices for things like flossing, commutes and pet preferences. Here’s an aggregate view of those answers. You can see this data for individual blogs by clicking on the icons on the front page.

Blogs who have more than 20 responses to their own surveys can log in, click “account” and see data for age, sex, income, location, education level, party affiliations, party preferences, ethnicity, religion and, to wash all that dry data down, beer preferences. (Right now, this core data is locked private until the survey is completed so results don’t skew ongoing surveys.)


Friday, May 11th, 2007

We’re playing around with badges that bloggers could use to link to their stats pages. Here are some ideas. Any preferences or suggestions?








Outsourcing newsroom jobs to India

Friday, May 11th, 2007

As the business of news becomes commoditized, it’s possible the only media jobs remaining in America are those in which unique context and voice — blogging! — can’t be transplanted.


Thursday, May 10th, 2007

You may have noticed that we passed the 100k survey responses mark earlier today. Thank to those 100,000 people and to the 600-odd bloggers who have so far sent their readers along.