What can I say, I was curious. To satisfy my own curiosity, I set out to answer the big question — Are GigaOm readers any different from those of TechCrunch? You would think they would be similar, right? Not quite. Read on..
How we measured:
We took the Top-20 domains in Jan "˜07 ranked by Attention Share (Attention Share considers all the time we collectively spend online and then determines what percentage of that time was spent on a given site). We then separately calculated Attention Share for GigaOm and TechCrunch readers "” which gave us a detailed map of where the two segments choose to spend their time online. We then looked at how GigaOm and TechCrunch readers indexed against the Top-20 domains that average U.S. internet consumers spend most time on.
About the sample data:
GigaOm analysis is based on clickstream data from 190 (anonymous) individuals in Compete’s panel that visited Gigaom.com in January. TechCrunch analysis is based on 431 individuals.
- MySpace.com: Not a big hit with GigaOm and TechCrunch readers compared to the general U.S. craze.
- Yahoo.com: TechCrunch readers spend more time on Yahoo vs. Google.
- Google.com: GigaOm readers spend more time on Google vs. Yahoo.
- Facebook.com: TechCrunch readers love it!
- YouTube.com: TechCrunch readers spend 170% more time on YouTube than the average user. GigaOm readers also love YouTube, indexing 42% over the U.S. average.
- Wikipedia.org: This one was predicable, TechCrunch and GigaOm both love Wikipedia — TechCrunch loves it more.
- Live.com: GigaOm says"¦. Yawwwwwwn.
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