Saturday, March 04, 2006

Weekend Thoughts

- If watching a bunch of TV lately has gotten me excited for one thing it's the anticipated imminent cancellation of Conviction on NBC. Oops, I mean, it's watching "the next great drama" Conviction. I can only wonder who the ballsy TV exec is that was willing to greenlight a show about, buckle yourself up now, young lawyers in the big city! Actually, I feel like I may have seen ads for this show before....somewhere....

(Announcer) "On America's next great drama....Lawyer is back....but this time, Lawyer has a new hat!"

(Me) "Wait, this is the exact same damn cliched legal drama we've all seen a million times before. You just put a cheap plastic hat on Lawyer."

"Yes. But...Lawyer has a new hat."

Oh wait, no, they're young lawyers. Well, that should hook me. Cancelled!

- On the subject, I am pretty jacked to see that Top Chef show that's coming out soon on Bravo. Why can't I get more TV like this?

- Bible verses that weren't- Jesus: "Why are all you supposedly hard working people following me around, singing and shouting 'hey'? Shouldn't you be working at your jobs?"

Ok, maybe six people will know what that meant. But that's like, half my readership!


At 9:15 PM, Blogger Douglas said...

I was going to send this by email, but there wasn't a link to an address...


I'm writing to ask for your assistance. I'm presently writing a paper that will be submitted to the International Workshop on Weblog Ecosystems, which will be in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in May of this year. I'm writing a paper on the Minnesota Organization of Blogs, and I would like to take a survey of members of the MOB to see how the MOB compares with other profiles of bloggers, and the general public.

All of this data will be kept strictly confidential.


The reason I'm asking about age is because there was a recent journal article that said three out of four LiveJournal bloggers were between 16 and 24 years of age. I know we have a much wider spread, but I'd still like to be able to compare it.

Marital Status:

The reason I ask this is because Nick Coleman said that bloggers were the lonely guys listening to police scanners. I know this is not the case, but I want to compare it with the general population

Level of Education:

Nick inspired me to this one as well, when he compared journalists to astronomers. I believe we are significantly more educated than the general public, but I want to confirm this.

How do you read the blogs you read regularly? Do you surf a blogroll, use an RSS aggregator, use the favorites menu in your browser, etc.

The reason I ask is because other papers haven't discussed this, and I was curious.

How many of your regularly read blogs are other MOB blogs? How many of your regularly read blogs are outside the MOB?

The reason I ask this is because I'm curious as to how many of the visits to MOB blogs are from other MOBsters, and how many are from outside the MOB.

What was your traffic for the month of January? (Be honest, now! If you can give both visits and page views, that would be great)

The reason I ask this is because I plan to say "The MOB received x visits and y page views in January." Your number will just get added together with all the rest. I get less traffic than most members of the MOB, so I'm definitely not interested in comparing individual stats.

If I can get this information from you by this Thursday, that would be great.

Best wishes,

Dr. Douglas Bass


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