|Who runs this site ?|
Christopher Sean McEvoy, otherwise known as Chris McEvoy or Mac.
My blog is called Confusability. I also publish a site called usabilitymustdie.com which contains some pictures of me.
I live in the United Kingdom in a city called Bristol.
You may also be interested in my WebWord and Joel On Software statistics, which provide a different view of two weblogs.
I also maintain two sites that use Amazon Web Services to present extracts from Amazon: Topazon and BookRank.
I also publish a set of statistics relating to Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox Articles, based around my view that "Alertbox is Dead".
|How often is it updated ?|
I update the site once or twice a week, although it may be a bit less
frequent if I am on holiday.
|Who and what are the 'Userati' ?|
"Userati - A group of people concerned with issues relating to
software and users, who are known to their peers."
In December 2002 I decided to try and build a web page that showed connections between different people who work in, or have been influential in the field of usability. I christened this group "The Userati".
I want to discover and create connections between people who may share a common interest in improving the lot of humans when they use computer software.
You may also want to take a look at the Finderati.
I update the pages about once a week.
|How do you calculate the userati connections score?|
In a nutshell - Google.
I take two names like "Jakob Nielsen" and "Ted Nelson", and using Google I search for web pages that contain these two names. I can also have one alternate name for each person, so using the same example I would search for "Jakob Nielsen" OR "Dr Nielsen" "Ted Nelson" OR "Theodor Holm Nelson".
I will then go to the last page of Google results and get the number of connections from there.
Next I perform the same search in Usenet using the Google Groups Search.
I then add the two numbers together to get the 'connections score'.
|How do you calculate the userati ranking score?|
((Connection Ranking / (Number Of Userati / 100))
+ (Site Mentions Ranking / (Number Of Userati / 100))
+ (HCI Bibliography Ranking / (Number Of Userati / 100))) / 3
For someone with rankings of 31 of 119 for Connections, 55 of 199 for Site Mentions and 5 of 119 for HCI-BIB the userati ranking would be :
((31 / (119 / 100)) + (55 / (119 / 100)) + (5 / (119 / 100))) / 3
= (26.02 + 46.22 + 4.2) / 3
|What an ugly picture of me!|
If you appear on this site and would like to provide an alternative picture.
Please e-mail one to me at email@example.com
and I will update it on this site.
|You haven't answered my question!|
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