Some interesting data to consider with comments.
Comments or the second group in our study actually may not drive views! I don’t know how this changes the original assumptions, but I need to rethink the mover’s project. Based on that, I am putting all three groups on hold for the near term. I am not sure the value of tracking who comments anymore. I need to do some research.
The data presented in the blog post shows that comments do not drive views. This, based on Virily’s methods does not account for massive comment threads (each of the comments, for the most part, represents a view, not always. Some people realize that forgot to include something and add additional comments but that doesn’t change the views).That does allow us to focus on the social sharing aspects. As I said, we will put the mover’s project on hold until July!I was pulling together some other technology column ideas yesterday. I have several reviews; those are coming, I promise. I am also going to update some of the translation services and devices I’ve been looking at lately. One of the value propositions for using a separate device is you free your cell phone. Sometimes you are talking on the phone, taking pictures with the phone and if you are also translating that can be a lot for your device to handle. Plus, the likelihood of dropping the phone increases the more you are swapping functions. You hold your phone away from you for translation and photos. You hold it next to your ear for phone calls. That swapping back and forth tends to be when drops occur.
The concept of translation is interesting.
Another area I am dancing around right now is the concept of changing. I know for the most part that I am an outlier when it comes to phone use (as in I use my phone more than most people do).
Back to the regular tech column starting tomorrow!!
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