Thursday, April 7, 2011

Data from tweets at the Daily intriguing

I still don't know how I feel about the wealth of data being spawned by following tweets from the Daily's iPad app. On the one hand, I continue to be troubled by the fact that someone out there is counting everything I do online. On the other, the data is fascinating. Privacy versus data. It's a hard choice we are all going to be making, I guess.

Joshua Benton of the Nieman Journalism Labs reports today on more data (he's got a link to an earlier analysis). Among the more interesting -- not surprising but interesting -- results is a time-of-day study that shows iPad use is similar to old newspaper use, heavy in the morning and late afternoon. There's a lot more in Benton's report.

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