I noticed from last week’s mega comment thread and also from the referrer log that many of CogDaily’s visitors read the blog via Google Reader. Wondering what all the fuss was about, I tried it out over the weekend. It certainly seems to be a serviceable reader, very similar in appearance and function to Bloglines. However, when I gave it the full workout for the “In other news” segment this morning, it crashed my browser, so it’s back to Bloglines for me.
This all got me to wondering: How do CogDaily readers access the site? I use three different methods to track visits to Cognitive Daily (Sitemeter, Feedburner, and Google Analytics), but none of these seems to give complete site statistics (Feedburner, for example, doesn’t register Google Reader visitors). So I thought I’d set it up as a poll, and find out directly from you how you got here:
I’d love to hear more about how you read CogDaily and other blogs, and I’m especially interested in what Google Reader users see as its advantages. Let me know in the comments.
In other news:
- Encephalon 14 is at Mixing Memory.
- Why the whites of our eyes are large. The better to see where others are looking (but see also this).
- A brain controlled humanoid robot! Cool! But not quite as cool as it sounds. Via Mind Hacks.
- Kris Schaffer reviews “The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body”. Looks like something I should add to my birthday wish list (I’m turning 40 in two weeks!).