Monday, November 17, 2008

Further Feedjit Developments

Gotta hand it to the guys at Feedjit - their attention to detail makes their widgit a 'must have' for educators at least. Back in June I was blogging their praises as they responded to user requests and made significent improvements. But it is great to see them managing to locate Auckland, New Zealand on their map and provide a service that will be useful to people far away from the halls of blogging power. Feedjit blogs popular with Auckland readers today is a very interesting read in itself and it makes us particularly proud to see the work of our 5 year old (very cute) students is 11th in the popularity stakes today. Howzat! And I notice that the thing we requested back in June has finally happened - Auckland is recognised as a city and the whole country is no longer labelled in one conglomerate. If you run a blog with school kids I can't recommend the Feedjit widgits highly enough. Google Analytics and the like are great for in depth analysis, but the visual motivation for kids of measle maps and international flags appearing on their blogs is very powerful. Thanks Myles from TamakiToday for pointing the changes out to me today.


  1. Thanks, this blog post made our evening! (It's 1:32am in Seattle)

    My colleague mentioned the New Zealand bug you reported and I'm glad to hear that the fix in the new version is actually working. :)


    Mark Maunder
    FEEDJIT Founder & CEO

  2. Nelson isn't a town yet? It was New Zealand first city, I believe!

  3. @Mark
    It always makes us feel good at the fartherest outpost of the earth when people respond to our requests. So kia ora from us kiwis :)
    @Allanah I notice Nelson showing up nicely on the Feedjit maps too!
    I don't understand the techie reason for it but apparently some of our ISP providers route our internet activity through Palmerston North and Wellington, so a lot of our Auckland traffic appears on some analytics devises as coming from those 2 places.

  4. Yes, that's what the brilliant google guy said before, that due to broadband re-working that most of the traffic before came in as being from Auckland because that's where the broadband would come from. Although I used over my usage for the month and don't have broadband. Why doesn't telecom have a penalty rate? I got told to upgrade my plan or wait until my usage 'clicks over'! Insane!

  5. Thanks for the earlier comment on my blog, that then led me to your blog from which I was taken with the idea of Feedjit (which I have since added). It's been fun seeing that people are actually visiting, even if they aren't always commenting, and where they are coming from. Cheers!

  6. Ok - you rock
    Number one - the teachers lost the race and yes Mr Barker did run. Yes the kids won! Next year we will get them. Training has started, haha.

    Number two - great work on the movie fest, the growth from the cluster makes me very proud to have been part of it in the start. Grey Lynn kids that attended the event were humming all the way home, even our principal was on fire about what we are doing next thinking hard about that one!

    Number three - yes room 16 will be putting a movie in next year and we will try and load one on our blog, which thanks to Miss Burt i will get the loading correct third time lucky!

    Number four - the post your wrote, yes i read it, are you laughing! about the feedjit guys and the widgits as a must have, well am trying to get my head around.

    Number five - way to go Pt England fantastic to see all the wonderful work and happy students presenting last Thurday. Amazing and a blessing to take part

    ...did i say thank you for making 27 children feel very proud to be part of a real event, with meaning and purpose! great job and what is next to come Mrs Burt! keep us in the loop!

    From long lost friend....haha - otalani

  7. Wow, i love this feedjit widget so much...bloggers must have!