Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stats on Year of Old photograph Video


I had uploaded this video to Youtube on June 02, 2008. It has been a year since then and and here I am share the stats of this video.

Basic stat


Year of daily views looks like this

The actual views as of 2 June 2009 was 28XX something. The star rating (even that half star wan't missing till a month ago) and the count for 'Favorited' tells me that the video is fairly well appreciated by the users.

A year ago, I hadn't stated this blog, so most of the views come from my other blog [At The Edge]. At no. 2 spot is a post from Kashland (a sort of 'Kashmiri' Facebook with lot of features but not too fancy a name).


Comments Stat


No nasty comments were made, not a single comment had to be moderated (and I hope it remains like that!). Almost all the comments are by Kashmiri Muslim men.  Interestingly, the first few readers of this blog, much to my surprise, were Kashmiri Musilms.

Where do these commenter come from?


A couple of comments are from West and these include a nice comment by the author of a 'Jesus in Kashmir' book [my take on the subject of the book ].
No comment by Kashmiri pundit (although the video did make it way to atleast one Kashmiri pandit blog directed at young but typically too heavy on religion and 'culture is dying').

Stat of


They stats are normal and 'as expected', stats that fit in with the general viewership of Youtube i.e.  lot of males in the age group of  25-34.

Insterstingly, the video was posted on Kashland by a young Kashmiri Muslim girl.

Where do these viewers come from?
And here's how they reach the video:

And that the reason why Kashmiris hate the Danish rock band 'Kashmir': we search for Kashmiri song and we get some rock song on top of the search result page and not the authentic Kashmiri music. And that's why Kashmiris hate Led Zeppelin too...did they have to name it Kashmir if they even hadn't been to Kashmir. And now we Kashmiris have to click some more just to get the real stuff on Kashmir. (Just kidding! I love Led Zeppelin and love even the Danish "Kashmir'  - Rocket Brothers is great [video] and they sound good )

What do they see and how do they see?

Hits its first peak on old photographs of Jelhum
Starts to declines on a series of photographs of Nautch girls [click to read more about them]

Gets low

Starts to rise again on ruins
Reaches for peak as the images move to pandit temples

Hits the highest peak on the iconic photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Stays at peak for the photograph of  Jehlum.

Starts to decline again.


Continues to decline and crosses over into negative as photographs start to depict the common, the ugly and the harsh. And the credits.

A stir at the mention of music.

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If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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