2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,200 times in 2010. That’s about 17 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 22 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 162 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was January 6th with 266 views. The most popular post that day was Facebook privacy settings gone wild – Husbands receives single ad with wife’s picture.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were twitter.com, networkedblogs.com, facebook.com, faculty.maxwell.syr.edu, and inesmergel.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for ines mergel, citation network, hawthorne experiments and human relations, social media in the public sector, and social network diagram.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Facebook privacy settings gone wild – Husbands receives single ad with wife’s picture July 2009


About me July 2006


Social media: Digital divide, digital access and digital literacy September 2010


Social networks: citation network in social science articles July 2006


A Call for Papers on Twitter networks at the 2010 Sunbelt Social Networks Conference November 2009

About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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