Posts Tagged: statistics

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – September 2010

Welcome to the ninth State of the Edmonton Twittersphere for 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Edmonton, AB. You can see the stats for August here. For information on the data, definitions, and other background, click here. For September 2010: # of local users: 9188 (an increase of 700 from August) #… Reads more »

Northlands by the numbers

Today Northlands made a presentation to City Council. Chair Andrew Huntley and President Richard Andersen talked about the impact that the organization has in Edmonton, and answered questions related to the proposed downtown arena. Here’s an at-a-glance look at Northlands: Most of those numbers come from the 2009 Northlands Annual Report (PDF). Northlands breaks its… Reads more »

Edmonton’s FIRE Industry: $135 billion and counting

Did you know that more than $135 billion is managed right here in Edmonton? I didn’t either until I heard someone an EEDC event I was at mention it in passing. I’m sure we’ve all heard another Edmontonian gripe about our city’s lack of head offices, about how blue-collar we are, but how many people… Reads more »

Two reasons journalists should learn to love Excel

I love Microsoft Excel, I really do. It’s currently the second highest item in my Start Menu, that’s how frequently I use it (now that I think about it, I should just pin it). I use it for all kinds of things – calculations, cleaning up data, and yes, generating graphs. It’s a really versatile… Reads more »

How Friday’s AMBER Alert unfolded on Twitter

On Friday afternoon, RCMP issued an AMBER Alert for 12-year-old Jacob Telford. Thankfully, he was found “in good condition” after just a few hours. For a while that evening, it seemed like every tweet in Edmonton was related to the incident. At one point during the evening, @tkoriordan said “So I’ve been away from Twitter… Reads more »

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – August 2010

Welcome to the eighth State of the Edmonton Twittersphere of 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Edmonton, AB. You can see last month’s stats here. For information on the data, definitions, and other background, click here. For August 2010: # of local users: 8488 (an increase of 261 from July) # of… Reads more »

Edmonton Election 2010: Election Result Statistics

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the unofficial election results (official results should be released tomorrow). I thought it would be interesting to look at those numbers in more detail, and with a little bit of context. There were 14 data updates throughout the night. The first voting stations reported in at 8:31 PM, and… Reads more »

Edmonton Election 2010: Nomination Day Statistics

Yesterday was nomination day, the day that all candidates in the upcoming municipal election needed to file their paperwork and pay their fees. Dave was at City Hall and has a nice overview of how things went. Now that we know who’s running (though some may still drop out) let’s look at some stats. In… Reads more »

State of the Calgary Twittersphere – July 2010

Welcome to the seventh State of the Calgary Twittersphere of 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Calgary, AB. You can see last month’s stats here. For information on the data, definitions, and other background, click here. For July 2010: # of local users: 10501 (a decrease of 125 from June) # of… Reads more »

State of the Calgary Twittersphere – June 2010

Welcome to the sixth State of the Calgary Twittersphere of 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Calgary, AB. You can see last month’s stats here. For information on the data, definitions, and other background, click here. For June 2010: # of local users: 10626 (an increase of 79 from May) # of… Reads more »