I’m a sucker for engagement formulas, especially when they help provide a means to quantitatively track something that sounds as fluffy and qualitative as “the health of a community.”
Great ideas here for community managers and related parties: How to Use the “Network Density” Formula to Measure the Health of a Community
Like analytics? Need a good laugh and/or cry? New and Better Metrics For Determining Digital Supremacy, by A Bajillion Hits. via @nicknotned, amusingly.
A remarkably useful bit of open-sourced code from @propublica: a super lightweight tracker for, well, your content.
Pixel Ping: A node.js Stats Tracker
In search of online news metrics that matter: “More meaningful metrics would translate visitor interest, disinterest and loyalty into numbers that can be viewed as a whole and within the context of particular site content types, classifications or products…”
Toward meaningful metrics for local online news sites
A rather cool BBC site that tracks online conversation about their shows, and formulates a ranking based on the amount of buzz the particular episode is generating.