[Foundation-l] Business Week: Alexa numbers are rubbish, and the others are worse

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 03:55:13 UTC 2006

Walter van Kalken wrote:
> Tim Starling wrote:
>> David Gerard wrote:
>>> http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_43/b4006095.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily
>> It's probably no big surprise for those who are aware of Alexa's data 
>> collection method. Just be glad we only use these statistics for curiosity 
>> and bragging. For web companies who need to convince investors or 
>> advertisers of their value, I can easily imagine the situation becoming 
>> hellish.
> We do not use them only for that. On the nl.wikipedia there is a huge 
> group of people who consider Alexa to be the holy grail and use it to 
> dictating what an article can be written about or not. I wished you were 
> right Tim.

There's a rumour going around that on nl.wikipedia that there's a group
of people who think that the rest of us "have no clue whatsoever when it
comes to the meaning and regulations on copyright". Please tell me it's
not true.

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