Saturday May 27, 2017
NOT an important blog post, just thought I’d share… You know I love looking at ‘blog traffic’, and one of the things I “love about that” is how there’s been this curious ‘theme’: when I point at a possible nuclear incident somewhere, or even just very curious data from somewhere, blog traffic seems to briefly go down for that specific country. Granted, I don’t get enough visitors (100+ a day – ish, mostly from the USA) to make meaningful statistical observations, but… it has struck me as weird the handful of times it appeared to be the case.
The first time that struck me as odd was when I discovered that the incident/accident “in the non-nuclear part of a reactor complex”, at the Zaporizhia NPP in the Ukraine did clearly, in complete contradiction to official statements, release a very significant radioactive cloud at the end of 2014. After looking at my blog through proxies in various countries, to get an idea of what my blog actually looked like from those countries, I wrote (Dec. 4-16, 2014) “Access Denied” – Blog Blocking Confirmed !
So… Just noting that blog traffic from JAPAN was strangely low this past week. Odd because I’m suspecting some extremely dire situation at the ongoing leaking/spewing Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear catastrophe site. Through the years has been in my top 5 countries I get blog traffic from… For example, take even just the week before (on the weekly views to not include the 20th: May 8 – May 14, showing the more-the-less normal distribution:
So, no additional interest from Japan in these Cobalt-60-containing radioactive clouds…, dropping out of the top 10? And móre traffic from Hong Kong and Singapore? Curious, I thought.
Shown below is my Blog Traffic for the past week, since posting (May 20, 2017) BREAKING: Ruthenium-103, Cobalt-60, Niobium-95 & Cesium-134 Validated Detections in Finland, Cesium-137 Uptick, Artificial BETA upticks in The Netherlands and Italy, as yet another Mystery Radiological Disturbance rolls across Europe… (EURDEP, MAY 2017):
and a few posts since. Also, finding the DROP of interest from Japan a wee bit odd, I threw the link into the Teleport proxies site, which presumably has over 200 fast proxies in Japan, and the result for looking at that above link from Japan was… (Taiko drumroll)…
ERROR, with a blank page.
Hm… Good to know it’s still véry safe to report on all things nuclear, ’cause if “the powers that be” don’t want it read, they can take care of that.
Yay for safe freedom of speech. “:-)”
Most visitors came for the latest posts (‘Home page’), top viewed in past week:
As you can see, TINY FRY I am in blog land.
Looks cool on a world map, though. ;-) Interest in my blog posts of late came from the following countries this past week:
(It’s a bit deceiving, however, because, for example, the entire Russian Federation is colored due to just one view coming through a Russian server, while the “European Union”, which has its own institutional servers isn’t on the map, with 3 views. Not that amounts to anything, just pointing out the obvious…). It was Japan, all the way @ #18 that I thought was odd.
Views per country, past week.
And the beat goes on…
And so forth…