The pale blue fuzz of readership > Robin Sloan
s a graph of read ers’ paths through The Truth About the East Wind. The x-axis is elapsed read ing time, in min utes. The y-axis is progress through the story; the higher you get on the graph, the closer you are to the end of the page.
So if you’re some one who scrolled through the story… you’re in there! One of those ghostly blue ten drils is you. The page is rigged up with a very sim ple (and totally anony mous) scroll-tracker that dis patches data points to Amazon’s Sim pleDB at reg u lar inter vals. It’s a book that phones home.
(this is data based on individuals reading a story on their kindles from data sent back from the units. the author is watching you.)