Research Cooperative Review (Issue 21, 7th October 2012)

Research Cooperative
07/10/12 10:25:41PM
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The Research Cooperative

A message to all members (RCR 21)

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Kyoto and Manila.

You may have noticed our map of recent visitors in the right hand column of the top page of our network. Much more detail is provided by Google analytics, and I would like to show you our visitor numbers for the last month, and from cities world-wide.

Here, below, is a graph of daily visitor numbers for the past month (6th Sept.-6th October 2012). Since most visitors come from the USA, the weekly rise and fall in numbers is mainly a reflection of Internet use in the USA. Most Internet activity there is in the middle of the working week. The dips correspond to weekends.

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Here is a world map showing visits from cities worldwide, during the past month:

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Now here are maps for the four countries from which most visitors came, during the past month, in ascending order (Philippines, UK, India, USA):

Philippines

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United Kingdom

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India

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United States of America

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The most noticeable thing here is how concentrated the visits are in the Philippines - almost all from Manila and its satellite cities. This may reflect differences in internet access or wealth distribution between the main cities and smaller cities or local towns.

3. ANNOUNCEMENT

We are still looking for volunteers to help develop and promote our network in many countries. If you would like to help, and want to know more, please contact me (Dr Peter Matthews) at any time by email (research cooperative at gmail dot com). I can send printed brochures for distribution in your local area.

We also need help to invite editors, translators and illustrators to join our network, as most of our new members are researchers. We need to keep a good balance of both research writers and the people who can help them.

See: How to invite others

Thanks again for your attention.

Dr Peter Matthews (Network Creator and Admin.)