24 November 2004

Analyzing time to post messages using blogger's e-mail-to-blogger option

Summary

Using a small, unscientific, and statistically insignificant sample size we conclude there is no relationship between message length and time to post using blogger's e-mail to blog option.

Rather, there are other more significant factors contributing to the delays.

Discussion

We now look at the results of the e-mails sent using blogger's e-mail to blogger option.

At first glance it doesn't appear as though there is a relationship between e-mail message length and time-lag. Both long and short messages had varying speeds with peak and low message length corresponding to equally long and short message posting times: Between 1 and 4 minutes.


Lagtime Sent Posted Characters
4 17:55:51 17:56 1059
1 17:36:29 17:37 1707
1 17:01:16 17:02 271
6 16:47:51 16:53 120
4 16:46:16 16:50 111

Independent variable: X

X, Message Length;
Y, Time to post [Seconds]



1059, 240 [4*60]
1707, 60 [1* 60]
271, 60 [1* 60]
120, 360 [6* 60]
111, 240 [4 * 60]



1059, 240
1707, 60
271, 60
120, 360
111, 240


Ref

R = -0.5023, p <= 1 (t = -1.006, DF = 3)
y = -0.09241 * x + 252.4



Changed, Independent variable [Incorrect]:


X, Time to Post [Minutes];
Y, Message length




Ref Ref


(4, 1059)
(1, 1707)
(1, 271)
(6, 120)
(4, 111)


Ref Ref
(time-lag x,character-length y)

4, 1059
1, 1707
1, 271
6, 120
4, 111


Coefficient of correlation, based on only 5 samples

R = -0.5023, p <= 1 (t = -1.006, DF = 3)

The equation, using only 5 samples, would be:

y = -163.8 * x + 1178

Analysis

The error term is very large relative to the variable size, suggesting there's much we don't know contributing to the message lag time.

However, regardless the length of the message, one good thing is the messages only took between 1 and 6 minutes, as opposed to a matter of days previously reported.

Conclusion

It remains to be understood what factors contribute to e-mails taking several days to post. E-mail to blogger only identifies problems with international characters Ref
Summary

Using a small, unscientific, and statistically insignificant sample size we conclude there is no relationship between message length and time to post using blogger's e-mail to blog option.

Rather, there are other more significant factors contributing to the delays.

Discussion

We now look at the results of the e-mails sent using blogger's e-mail to blogger option.

At first glance it doesn't appear as though there is a relationship between e-mail message length and time-lag. Both long and short messages had varying speeds with peak and low message length corresponding to equally long and short message posting times: Between 1 and 4 minutes.


Lagtime Sent Posted Characters
4 17:55:51 17:56 1059
1 17:36:29 17:37 1707
1 17:01:16 17:02 271
6 16:47:51 16:53 120
4 16:46:16 16:50 111

Independent variable: X

X, Message Length;
Y, Time to post [Seconds]



1059, 240 [4*60]
1707, 60 [1* 60]
271, 60 [1* 60]
120, 360 [6* 60]
111, 240 [4 * 60]



1059, 240
1707, 60
271, 60
120, 360
111, 240


Ref

R = -0.5023, p <= 1 (t = -1.006, DF = 3)
y = -0.09241 * x + 252.4



Changed, Independent variable [Incorrect]:


X, Time to Post [Minutes];
Y, Message length




Ref Ref


(4, 1059)
(1, 1707)
(1, 271)
(6, 120)
(4, 111)


Ref Ref
(time-lag x,character-length y)

4, 1059
1, 1707
1, 271
6, 120
4, 111


Coefficient of correlation, based on only 5 samples

R = -0.5023, p <= 1 (t = -1.006, DF = 3)

The equation, using only 5 samples, would be:

y = -163.8 * x + 1178

Analysis

The error term is very large relative to the variable size, suggesting there's much we don't know contributing to the message lag time.

However, regardless the length of the message, one good thing is the messages only took between 1 and 6 minutes, as opposed to a matter of days previously reported.

Conclusion

It remains to be understood what factors contribute to e-mails taking several days to post. E-mail to blogger only identifies problems with international characters Ref
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