Today in the Bits blog, Nick Bilton shares valuable findings about the readers of NYTimes.com.

Today in the Bits blog, Nick Bilton shares valuable findings about the readers of NYTimes.com.  The Times’ research and development group created a visualization project to explore the subject. The objective of the research was to find more about NYTimes.com readers. Where did they live and what type of devices were they using to view the content?

The New York Times site traffic, World View, June 25, 2009 from Nick Bilton on Vimeo.

An example uses reader traffic statistics from the day of Michael Jackson's death. Two videos compress one 24-hour period into less than two minutes. One depicts readers from the United States, and the other shows a world view. Bilton explains the videos:

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