[cc-community] cc usage stats
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Mon Nov 27 18:41:18 EST 2006
I completly agree, that we need to find more 'stable' statistics and
Perhaps we can introduce a optional 'phone-home' protocol (based on REST
or a maybe plain RSS/OPML feed/) which allows content curators to
automagically send to a script located at CC.org? Just to make it
easier, because if other content curators are just as sloppy as I am,
the wiki will be/is quickly outdated.
ps: I just updated the numbers for Simuze ;)
Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 00:16 +0100, Alek Tarkowski wrote:
>> at the risk of veering slightly off topic and going on a wild and
>> abstract academic tangent, I think that the development of the 'metrics
>> / stats' issue should include coming up with more transparent
>> information about these statistics - currently a number based on highly
>> fluctuating measurements and with several other serious difficulties
>> (most importantly, not every 'hit' is a full fledged 'work') becomes
>> transformed into a number: "150m licenses!" that gets widely presented
>> with a high dose of certainty. i've seen this number in use and it
>> *does* make a big impression - but I nevertheless feel transparency is
>> important and at least in one point on the net there should be clear
>> information about all the caveats surrounding the number.
> I agree absolutely. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/License_statistics
> contains a highly accurate if very imprecise statement "Estimating
> license adoption is a *very* inexact science."
>> furthermore, i think we could come up with less spectacular (at least
>> initially) but more meaningful statistics - like number of journals
>> using CC licensing; number of publishers; number of universities; number
>> of press agencies (one? - Agencia Brasil - that's still a pretty good
>> number after four years, I think)... and so on.
> Yep, I encourage you to create http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Metrics
> or similar to record these ideas.
> Another item in the queue is consistently gathering statistics from
> curators, e.g., those at
> http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_curators -- Flickr alone at
> 20something million images is pretty impressive.
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