February 27, 2006

Doing the Numbers

Buzz is building for Olympic romance. I've a bunch of hits over the last few days from people searching for variations of "The Flying Tomato and Sasha Cohen." I'm telling you, The Cutting Edge 2 will be a license to make money.

You can get all kinds of fun info from the folks who track my traffic, like search terms or countries of origin. Hi there, repeat visitor from Belgium. Slate has a interesting piece on the monitoring of web traffic. While monitoring my web traffic is for fun and ego, for the big media web sites, big traffic means big money.

No post of mine about numbers would be complete without linking to some bad Bush poll numbers. CBS news has him at a 34% approval rating. That means for every American who approves of Bush, there are two who don't.

MORE NUMBERS: A Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll was conducted of troops actually serving in Iraq. This numbers are stark 72% of American troops think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and nearly one in four say the troops should leave immediately. Also 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks,” 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was “to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.”

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