Remote Participation Statistics
ICANN Santiago Public Meeting
The following statistics were calculated
for informal evaluation of the Santiago remote participation efforts.
- 242 distinct non-anonymous
people logged on to the remote participation sites, including 94 on
the 24th, 100 on the 25th, and 115 on the 26th, with significant overlap
between days. Approximately 150 people bypassed the registration system
via links from various external sites.
- 1742 views of the Santiago
Remote Participation page (http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/santiago)
in 1121 user-sessions. (But surely many repeats by same person on
different days, therefore counted as different user-sessions.)
- 327 users reached the
Santiago Remote Participation page via the link from ICANN's site
while 55 more came from various links at REUNA.
- Berkman Center Santiago
video server at capacity (25 simultaneous users) for DNSO GA, GAC,
Public Meeting, and Board Meeting. Total of ~400 user-sessions accessing
the video feed.
- Berkman Center Cambridge
audio servers below capacity (120 simultaneous users) at all times.
~200 user-sessions accessing the primary audio feed, and ~130 more
accessing the backup. Average of about 25 users on live Berkman Center
audio feeds during major meeting sessions.
- From the 26th to 31st,
Archive main page received 1183 hits from 653 distinct users. Nearly
200 distinct user-sessions have watched RealVideo archives of one
or more of the Santiago meetings.
- 99 remote comments were
received throughout the three days of meetings, 63 of them in the
Public Meeting on the 25th. Of those 63, 39 were presented to the
board and audience, most of them read in their entirety. 8 of the
other 36 comments were read outloud during the GA, GAC, and NC sessions
-- giving the Public Meeting session by far the highest ratio of comments
presented to total comments received.
- While most remote participants
were North Americans -- 81 of the 168 (including anonymous) logins
on the 25th, for example -- there was significant participation from
Europe (13), South America (4), and Asia (3). (The remaining 67 remote
participants on the 25th chose not to specify their geographic region.)
for more details.
- The real-time chat was
extremely helpful in avoiding clogging of the realtime comment submission
system with messages like "Who's talking?" and "My RealPlayer won't
work!" as well as in helping Berkman staff resolve certain technical
glitches. It was far from perfect -- might have benefited from a moderator,
definitely needed an "eject" function for an especially prolific,
abusive, and in fact defamatory participant. But overall a plus, I
think. Its ~300KB of logs are available from http://cyber.harvard.edu/icann/santiago/archive/.
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for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School