Twitter is a
micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other
users's updates which are text-based posts upto 140 characters in
length. This Tip
Of The Day will show how to
add Twitter feeds to your blog but first some facts about Twitter:
reported 183,031 visits and that shows upto 86% growth in
The average index is constantly over 2000 (again better than 2007). But
there is a definite mismatch between numbers reported blogs.sun.com
(powered by Roller) and Google Analytics. Unless the definition of
"page views" is different, the numbers reported on this blog are
constantly in the figure of 6-8K/day and Analytics report only in the
vicinity of 2K.
Here is a geographic distribution of visitors:
And same data using ClustrMaps
(from Jun 20, 2008 only):
Wordle is pretty
cool Applet (yeaaaah, still new ones are being developed ;-) that
word cloud from any RSS feed. I blog at blogs.oracle.com
and most of the content is GlassFish-focused. Here are some wordles
generated from my two feeds:
Once a wordle is generated, it can configured for different layout,
font and color. Here are some more from "Miles to go" ...
The corresponding tag cloud from the blog is given below:
The generated wordles do not seem to match the tag cloud (which is
certainly more authoritative). For example, "NetBeans" is shown with
much lesser intensity than "latitude" and "longitude".
Anyway as evident from the wordles and tagcloud, GlassFish stands
out very well - just like the product itself :)
Here as well, This wordle is confusing because out of 517 blog entries,
I'd guess 70-80% have GlassFish mentioned there. Even then "Mojarra"
(JSF implementation from GlassFish community) is highlighted much more
than GlassFish. Is that a bug ?
Wordles can be generated from random text or deli.icio.us tags as well.
You can even see the word count and here is a sample:
But not sure how it generates them cause I've used the word "GlassFish"
way more than 13 times just in subject!
report by Forrester Research published a list of 15 companies
that really get corporate blogging and produce blogs that are
informative, fascinating, and a joy to read even for people who aren’t
die-hard fans of the company. Here is what the report says about Sun
Like Adobe, Sun allows
their employees to blog. They’ve been doing it for a long time, and
their blog portal has over 4,500 bloggers covering over 110,000 posts.
Some of their blogs, such as that of Web 2.0 and Web Services
Evangelist Arun Gupta, have become quite popular on their own. That’s
110,000 posts of promotional gold for Sun and they know it.
It's interesting to see that the first two translated entries are on Ruby-on-Rails. As of
this morning, there are 71
blog entries on Ruby-on-Rails. Send them an
email if you are interested in translation of other
entries. Alternatively, you can edit the wiki and create a new entry in
Let me know if you have suggestions on the type of GlassFish content
that you'd like to see on this blog.
Feel free to create translation in a different language and drop a
2007 is history. Even in 2008 a day is gone, and 2 days in some parts of the
world. But better late than never, so this blog wishes everybody in the
blogosphere a very happy new year!
Here are some of the statistics for
this blog for the year 2007:
There is a high likelihood of mismatch between the way
Roller instance of
Google Analytics calculate
pageviews (or may be the definition of "pageviews" is different). This blog
typically averages from 4-6k hits/day for past 6 months as reported on the side
bar of blogs.sun.com. That would calculate to 1.27 million pageviews (5k
hits/day ~ 6 months + 2k hits/day ~ 6 months) but Google Analytics report approx
1/4th of that number.
The statistics so far are generated using Google Analytics.