WHO?

Checking my HostingMatters site stats, which I haven’t done in awhile, I discover that I’ve gotten over 150 visitors via a site at http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org some time in September. I can’t even get the URL itself to pop up, as it autoredirects me to http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/mtm03/index.php. Anyone out there have any clue what this is about?

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Comments

  1. joy says:

    hrm, someone is a little too busy to google I see…

    Megnut posting about the mediathatmattersfest.org. It appears to be an online film festival.

    Why you got linked, I have no idea since you didn’t reveal wether your blog or a specific post was linked. But looking at the google results, I could just take a wild guess it was something political. 😛

  2. James Joyner says:

    Joy,

    That much I got:) I was able to peruse the site a bit from the links on the redirect page. Just nothing that made it obvious why I’d have been linked.

    I’m not sure if it was the blog or a specific post. The site stats don’t show that. I never noticed that URL in SiteMeter.

  3. joy says:

    Well if you were really interested, you could download your raw log files and do a search on the text string of mediamattersfest.org to see what they were linking to.

    However, that is a pain in the you know where which is why I like monitoring my site stats with my realtime visitor count and sitemeter.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Yep. I use SiteMeter mainly for that purpose. I just somehow missed the surge from that site, which almost had to have been in a short period of time. I haven’t been monitoing them that closely of late, given other distractions.