Web Stats Debrief 2013-2018
27/03/2019 11:31 Indexed under:09_Statistics
The time has come to reconsider the problem solving cycle from the perspective of the web statistics available for the period of reference 2013-2018 (my publication phase 2/3), on the grounds of the raw statistics logged by OVH’s web servers for interpretation by the Urchin-v6-enabled analytics tool included in the provider’s shared web hosting plans. Let us start with a brief historical introduction, for the sake of gaining a better insight into the underlying issues (1, 2):
Societal WatchLet us now fine tune our understanding of the above starter pages against the background of the implementation of a shared professional web hosting service (3), as applied to the customization of a perimeter (to be) dedicated to the publication of a web concept demonstration such as mine. Instead of venturing blindly into an indepth analysis of statistical data, it is advisable to do some preliminary research into the limitations of Urchin v6 (4):
Legal WatchIn terms of technical constraints directly linked to the nature of my web publication, which is defined as "a concept demonstration pertaining to the development of a master franchising solution for societal R&D", it is important to understand that the conceptual integrity imperative which defines the reliability of my demo-enabled proof-of-concept testing forces me to exclude from my recommended Mac-1-sustained conceptual configuration (5) all third-party components from identified developers who provide their apps outside the Mac App Store, such as Adobe Flash Player. The unavailability of this module for my native service level configuration prevents all graphical visualization of my web statistics.
Economic WatchIn terms of statistical analysis, the only two metrics that are relevant for me are:
- the number of IP addresses logged for analysis (6), and
- the geographical location thereof (7),
Considering however that the number of journalized IP addresses does not provide any further information about the types of IP addresses handled by default (static or dynamic), Urchin v6 as an analytical breakdown tool comes short of whatever it takes to reduce the margin of error, which remains considerable, as evidenced by certain conversations on the OVH support forum of communities (9).
Orga-Tech WatchConsidering further that the toxic cloud which impedes our interpretation of raw statistical data is still as thick as the one that biased our perception of SSL certification practices in 2014 (10), and that only the transparency of our base configurations can contribute to dissipate both, it is logically the NetPlusUltra®-sustained master franchising model of self-governance which, as the solution for the dismantling of conflicting practices, will enable us to help ourselves out of the structural dead end that has grafted itself onto the "OSI 2.0 model" throughout the years. From a conceptual perspective, this brings us back to "Year Zero" of the internet, which, speaking of a franchise opportunity, is rather good news (11, 12).
Cultural WatchAt the "glocal" level, economic (13) and societal (14), it is both the implementation of an additional aggregation layer, and the conceptualization of the "equal statistical processing" principle, which will enable the interpretative clarification of existing logs, with a systemic view to achieving an entirely GDPR-compliant (15) global deployment of the NetPlusUltra®-sustained master-franchising solution.
Integrative WatchIn terms of conceptual integrity (and integrativity), laying the groundwork for the redeployment to come would require, in a first step, to formalize (through integration into our operating systems) the recognition of the existence of two "internetworks" with distinct configurations and uses:
- the solution-oriented "system web" on the one side, focused on "the (dematerialized) engineering of help for self-help" (Mac 1),
- the people-oriented "social web" on the other side, focused on "the (more or less direct) support to individuals" (Mac 2),
Scientific WatchIt is only once these fundamental guarantees are provided to secure everyone’s user experience as a system and/or social affiliate member that the indepth diagnosis of web statistics generated by enlightened and consenting users will present a conceptual interest for the collaborative development of custom solutions, without requiring a costly preliminary expertise for the sole purpose of enabling oneself to interpret (one’s own) raw material properly (19, 20).
Published by Daniela BERNDT on 2019-03-27.