Middlebury Confessional Stats
By a show of hands, how many of you are already addicted to Middlebury Confessional?
Super Sleuth Ryan Kellett ’09, who is currently studying in China, collected some interesting Middlebury Confessional stats from Shibo Xu, the creator and operator of the site:
As of now, the site has 5,232 visits and 127,428 page views. Of those visits, 2,054 have been from unique computers. Visitors typically view 24.36 pages and spend an average of 14:51 minutes per visit. 39.26% of all visits are from new visitors. Students studying abroad in China hold the record for the most visits to the site, outside the Middlebury College campus (Ryan accounts for 84% of the China visits– just kidding!) Students studying abroad in Argentina hold the record for spending the longest time on the site at an average of 34:05 minutes per visit. MiddBlog/Midd Blog refers 22% of all traffic to Middlebury Confessional.
Shibo asks, ” . . . If people want to get in touch with me on the confessional, I encourage them to just add my name, ‘Shibo,’ to the post. I will search for my name on the confessional periodically and try to respond to the post.”
Shibo also asks, “Be kind to one another. I’m very worried that the confessional will end up like Juicy Campus, filled with slander and personal attacks. It’s OK to discuss controversial issues, such as race, sexual abuse or any other taboo. It’s not OK to name out specific people and attacking them while you hide behind your computer.”