Archive for the ‘Quest posts’ Category
- Fee: you can use sitemeter for free. However, in order to have more advanced information about your site, you need to pay for the service
- Visitor status: Sitemeter shows you the online status of your visitors
- Traffic breakdown: Sitemeter does not offer drill-down information about the trend of your traffic such as where they are coming from, the length of visits, the number of page of visits,etc. What Sitemeter does is basically list the information of each visit, it does not have a lot of statistics about the total visit. So even though you have a lot information about each visit, it does not help you in determining the trend of your traffic. The site also does not offer any graphic for easy analyzing. However, Sitemeter does have a function that can predict the number of traffic over various time range: hour, day, week, month.
- Fee: Everyone can use Google Analytics for free. All you need to do is to create a Google account, then you can have unlimited access to every feature of Google Analytics
- Visitor’s status: Google Analytics does not show you whether your visitors are online or not
- Traffic breakdown: Google Analytics allows you to drill down the information about the traffic of your website base on various criteria such as visitor geography, visit length, number of page of each visit, etc. Google Analytics is very helpful in determining the trend of your traffic.
On March 11 around 2:46pm (Japanese Standard Time) , a massive earthquake about 8.9 to 9.0 Richter struck the Northeastern Japan. Following the earthquake, blackouts, fires and tsunami continued to wreck havoc on this country. The situation became more threatening when nuclear reactors in Fukushima exploded. Survivors in the region are now facing a serious threat to their health due to radiation leakage. In March 16 afternoon, more than 3600 people were confirmed dead, thousands are still missing. Northern Japanese people are now struggling with the shortage of food, energy and water.
(People shopped amid nearly empty shelves at a supermarket in Tokyo)
Evacuees in a shelter in Ofunato on Wednesday. An estimated 440,000 people are living in makeshift shelters or evacuation centers, officials said. Bitterly cold and windy weather compounded the misery as survivors endured shortages of food, fuel and water.
The burning remains of Kesennuma
Customers waited in line to buy supplies outside a supermarket in Kagamiishi.
Japan faced a mounting humanitarian crisis on Sunday as the death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami climbed astronomically. Residents of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, looked out over the devastated city from higher ground
Homes and other buildings burning in Natori
The magnitude 8.9 earthquake slammed Japan’s eastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot tsunami that swept boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris miles inland
Below are the list of my plugins as of Feb. 2nd, 2011:
- GD Star Rating: to get feedback about the quality of my posts in order to make changes if necessary
- Google Analyticator: let me know detail information about traffic of my blog and see if it attracts a of visitors
- Smooth Slider: this makes it easier for me to make image slideshow
- WP-Polls: I think this is an interesting plugin. It helps me to know about what my visitors think about a certain subject such as “How likely will you re-visit my blog?” or the current poll “Should Social Media be banned at workplace?”
I have six widgets for my blog. They are categories, pages, blogroll, sitemeter, tags and archives. Overall, I think they are useful tools for organizing my blog. Here are the detail reasons why I chose each of the widget:
- Categories: this is the main tool I will use to separate posts with different topics. Some categories I have will include but not limited to: weekly discussion (to answer the discussion for each week), About ( the introduction about me), Quest posts ( some uncategorized posts that created for the quest point only, like this post).
- Pages: this widget will serve as a one-click-stop for the information that I think is important and want them to stand out (such as my resume)
- Blogroll: this widget link my blog to other websites. These website will help visitors understand more about who I am (such as Temple University, Ascend Temple student Chapter- my organization, my website – the website I made about my country)
- Sitemeter: to measure the level of visit to my blog
- Tag: tag will help users to find posts about certain topic more easily. It is easier for me to organize my posts this way too.
- Archive: this is for those who want read posts in a certain time period.