How it all works?
The HTML Code snippet which you embed into your blog/website calls an image hosted on whos.amung.us servers. When the request for the image is made, along with the IP , the browser also sends some more information in the headers; like Referrer URL, User agents etc. Whos.amung.us then makes use of the IP and the Referrer URL to include results for Country from which the recent visitor came and also the URL he came from. i.e. in this case, the URL of the blog entry the reader is reading as of now.
Whos.amung.us gives you three different kind of analytic views:
1.) Links with the numbers of readers simultaneously reading the posts
2.) Graphs for checking out the number of simultaneous readers you have had on your blog/website for any given month, day or even hour.
3.) Map view gives you the visual of the location for every one of your readers — live!
4.) On your blog, the image keeps getting updated as well with the number of readers reading your blog concurrently.
Its interesting to see who.amung.us taking out so much information from a simple image hit. Its time other analytic providers also take a note of this. I would really be amused if they could also add the user-agent part, it helps track one of the most important detail about your readers/users ; the browser they use 🙂
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