Oct 2, 2010

Christine O'Donnell posts are not a hit in Delaware

Since Christine O'Donnell is running for the Senate in Delaware, I wondered how many people from the state had clicked on my posts about her falsified educational background. I didn't expect large numbers - the state is small, this isn't a place people come for news about national politics, and bigger media picked up the post, making it less necessary for people to stop here for the scoop. But the total is still smaller than I expected.

The day after the story broke, this site saw a fairly large spike in readers, with 1,463 page views. Of those, 87 percent were new visitors. The majority of new visits came, not surprisingly, from New York and California. Only 16 clicks originated in Delaware, and those came over a three-day period that included the initial scoop and several follow up posts.

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