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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ottawa Learning about Newfoundland and Labrador

Nearly every day I try to find time to look at which parts of the world our Web Talk visitors hail from.

On an average day we find the site playing host to one or two visitors from the U.S, Europe or elsewhere around the world. About 90% of visitors reach out to us from various parts of Canada (the lion's share right here in Newfoundland and Labrador of course), which is always good to see.

Usually Web Talk will be visited about 5 - 10 times a day by visitors from Ottawa. Our statistics show that most of those arrive via government servers and more often than not from a Parliamentary or DFO server. Today however is a little different.

Today's visitor stats, as of 1:00pm NL time anyway, show that for the first time more people have visited from Ontario than from Newfoundland and Labrador. In fact, 27 of the 29 visitors in the following graphic came to us from Ottawa.



Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to make anything out of this. In fact I encourage the fine folks in Ottawa to stop by more often. I just found it a little strange that for the first time we are showing more visitors from Ottawa than NL and I thought our readers would like to know.

It's always nice to see that your message is actually getting out to those who need to hear it most.

(By the way, I have no idea where the visitor's ranked 3rd came from. The stats provider I use just didn't recognize the source I guess).

7 comments:

calvin said...

"Je me souviens"

Patriot said...

Je aussi bien

Patriot said...

By the way folks, somebody seems to think I'm full of BS (this may be so, but never the less) the reason I've been accused this time is a bit off base.

Apparently they took issue with the fact that I said the graphic accompanying this article showed my stats as of 1:00pm today and the date at the bottom of the article showed me publishing it at 12:49pm (ten minutes before).

Some people will latch onto anything I guess.

Just for clarification, the time I quoted in the article was accurate for NL but the host of my site was configured for Atlantic time. No big mystery.

Just in case the person who contacted me doesn't understand this, NL is 30 minutes later than Atlantic time so I actually published the article at around 1:19pm NL time.

Another conspiracy theory bites the dust.

Ussr said...

Proves that those displaced by the fishery care more about home then those that got the right to stay!!!

Or,that high speed internet just costs to much on the rock.And,some would BITCH about the optic scandel.Some scandel.

Newfoundland gets the deal of a lifetime Patriot,and we still Bitch,yet we cannot come together as a nation to send 7 MP's to Ottawa that really care about thier home.

Says alot right.

Ussr said...

"Since then, the population of Canada has risen by 16% while the population of Newfoundland fell by 11%. The majority of the 61,000 people who left the province were from rural fishing villages, where populations have routinely shrunk by a third. Before the moratorium, Twillingate -- among the larger of these villages -- was home to 3,103 people. By 2006, its population was 2,448, a loss of 21%. Many people have headed west to work in the oil, gas and mining industries." - Nobody cares,Myles that an entire culture of people are being wiped out by what some call progress.

http://www.realestatejournal.com/secondhomes/20070809-belkin.html?mod=RSS_Real_Estate_Journal&rejrss=frontpage

Sold out by Ottawa,hoping that this problem will go away.While everybody but those that lost it all ,just quitely suck it up ,an move on.

Absolutely sicking to say the least.Didnt we fight two world wars ,and were on the winning side.You wouldnt say that now would you.

READ THOSE STATS YOU BSATARDS!!!

Anonymous said...

USSR said:
"Or,that high speed internet just costs to much on the rock.And,some would BITCH about the optic scandel.Some scandel.
Newfoundland gets the deal of a lifetime Patriot,and we still Bitch,yet we cannot come together as a nation to send 7 MP's to Ottawa that really care about thier home."

We are right to "bitch" as ussr puts it.

The cost of internet in this province is that same as everywhere else in Canada.

The AG's report indicated that the fiber spend would likely not result in lower residential internet rates in NL. The AG also indicated that government will have to spend up to $200 million tax dollars to complete their plan.

Return (if any) to the province has never been shown. Return to the former owners of Persona (including Dean McDonald) are estimated to be huge.

By the mechanics of the contract with Persona, government have created a monopoly. We do not know if this development was part of the negotiation of the sale of Persona to Eastlink (privately owned by Nava Scotians), and employing a fraction of the number as Aliant does - here in this province.

Corporate welfare at it's finest.

Ussr said...

Corporate welfare at it's finest.

September 23, 2007 10:38 AM - plain to see then that you haven't seen the education system in Ontario!!!