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I'm sitting at home this evening and I should have been doing any number of productive things, but foremost on my mind for some bizarre reason was the question "What kinds of stats can I generate from my bits posts?" I know, I know, you were thinking the exact same thing 🙂

So, with the help of a quick wget call to Delicious (wget --no-check-certificate -O <output.file> https://<username>:<password>@api.del.icio.us/v1/posts/all?tag=<tagyouwant>), a little awk, sort, and uniq magic  plus a pivot table in Excel I bring you stats!

Current Number of Interesting Information Security Bits Posts = 1687

Number of Unique Sites = 428

Number of Links to Most Frequently Referenced Site = 60

Most Frequently Referenced Site = http://www.computerworld.com.

This is a bit distorted. For some reason all the direct links go to www.computerworld.com instead of the blog from which they came.

Number of Links to Most Frequently Referenced Non-"news" Site = 46

Most Frequently Referenced Non-"news" Site = http://www.securosis.com

Number of Links to Most Infrequently Referenced Site = 1 ( 230 sites tied)

The top 20 non-"news" sites:

http://securosis.com
http://www.securitycatalyst.com
http://blog.rootshell.be
http://taosecurity.blogspot.com
http://www.sophos.com
http://devcentral.f5.com
http://www.rationalsurvivability.com
http://blog.uncommonsensesecurity.com
http://sansforensics.wordpress.com
http://risktical.com
http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com
http://synjunkie.blogspot.com
http://isc.sans.org
http://preachsecurity.blogspot.com
http://ha.ckers.org
http://blog.security4all.be
http://carnal0wnage.blogspot.com
http://www.f-secure.com
http://www.room362.com
http://www.mkeay.net

What does all this tell us? I have no idea, but it was fun to do 😉 I will be creating a blog roll that contains the Top 20 referenced non-"news" sites and updating it periodically for those who are interested.

-Kevin

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