Monday, January 28, 2008

It doesn't really matter but YES we are watching

Some are wondering if anybody is watching the video in the many States that now record their State Legislatures. Of course, it doesn't really matter since the REAL value is just having them available in case we need to go back and check someone's...er, veracity, but as it turns out, YES, lots of people are watching:

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For calendar year 2007, the Minnesota House had:

  • 111,754 combined hits to the live and archive webcast streams, averaging 306 hits per day.
  • 11,652 "distinct visitors" (This means the number of unique IPs. Each one could have watched one or 111 clips.)
  • Average play duration of live and archive streams was 29 minutes, 27 seconds
  • A relatively even usage pattern Monday-Friday, with a slight increase on Thursdays.