Measuring Open Source Popularity
Luke Welling, Security Analyst, OmniTI
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Because of the extensive sample size of network data, Hitwise can give detailed insights into the search terms used to find sites as well as analyzing the movements of visitors between sites.
This data is usually used to devise and benchmark marketing campaigns, but it can also be applied to other weighty battles, like PHP vs Perl, MySQL vs PostgreSQL, or Slashdot vs Digg.
The perennial arguments will probably continue, but everybody loves numbers in arguments.