Hit me with your mouse
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CTA. 2001. Hit me with your mouse. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46120
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore92.pdf
The CTA site on the World Wide Web is being hit or visited about 1750 times a day, you might be pleased to hear. Is that a lot? Not bad at all, given the little publicity it has had so far. It's about one-third of the number of visitors to the South...
The CTA site on the World Wide Web is being hit or visited about 1750 times a day, you might be pleased to hear. Is that a lot? Not bad at all, given the little publicity it has had so far. It s about one-third of the number of visitors to the South African Government Online service, and one-quarter of those visiting the CGIAR family pages linking almost twenty international agricultural research organisations. The site is a collection of pages which describe CTA, reports on its activities, lists a calendar of events, carries the catalogue of publications, and several full texts of publications, and, of course, every issue of Spore since the end of 1977. The statistics for a two-month period from mid-November 2000 onwards show that Spore gets hit the most, accounting for one-third of all visits. This is partly because the various questions which bring people to the site are mentioned most often in Spore. Having read Spore in part or in full (more than 300 complete sets were copied to other people s computers), it seems that many people visit other parts of the site. Who is hitting us? That s hard to tell; we can only see the location of the server computer which is linking the enquirer s computer to ours. We cannot see where the enquirer is. So when we say 63% of hits are from North America and 32% from Europe, 2.5% from Africa and 0.5% from Oceania, we are, for once, far from the truth. Very many users of Internet systems in ACP and other developing countries use knowingly or not computer servers located in the North. The next refresh of the site will include an interactive space for users to give their feedback directly and that will help us know exactly where our users are. Have you hit us yet? On www.agricta.org, it changes every day.