Recent Locations of Worldwide Visitors
Here are the international locations of recent visitors to 3L Epiphany. These came after my online publication of the taxonomy. For an explanation of why I keep track of locations, see here. This shows one important advantage that blogs have over seminar papers and law review articles: a potential worldwide readership, from locations which can be specifically determined.
- Algeria - Alger
- Argentina – Buenos Aires; Hurlingham; Mar Del Plata; Munro; Olavarra; El Palomar; El Talar
- Azerbaijan - Baku
- Austria – Linz; Rum
- Belarus - Minsk
- Belgium – Bautershoven; Brussels; Kortenberg; Kruibeke; Leuven; Tielen; Vlaams-Brabant
- Bermuda – Hamilton
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Mostar
Brazil – Curitiba; Florianpolis; Sao Paulo; So Jos Dos Pinhais
- Bulgaria – Plovdiv; Sofia
- Chile – Iquique; Providencia; Santiago; Talcahuano; Valdivia; Via Del Mar
- China – Beijing; Chongqing; Hangzhou; Hebei; Henan; Maip; Shanghai; Wuhan
- Columbia - Bogot
- Croatia - Rijeka
- Czech Republic - Prague
- Denmark – Herstedvester
- Ecuador – Quito
- Egypt – `Abdin; As Sayyidah Zaynab; Cairo
- Fiji - Lami
- Finland – Klemetskog; Parkstad
- France – Aix-en-Provence; Amiens; Asnire; Barneau; Blandy; Chambry; Houilles; Ile-de-France; Jumainville; Lanester; Le Kremlin-Bictre; Lorraine; Maisons-Alfort; Malakoff; Le Mnil; Montivilliers; Montpellier; Nice; Paris; Le Pre-Saint-Gervais; Roubaix; Saclay; Seclin; Septmes-les-Vallons; Strasbourg; Vanves; Versailles; Villebon-sur-Yvette; Vitry-sur-Seine
- Germany – Allmering; Baach; Bovenden; Cologne; Heddernheim; Heidelberg; Henglarn; Marburg An Der Lahn; Muenchen; Othmarschen; Pattensen; Rbke; Reidelbach; Taufkirchen; Wiefelstede; Wiesloch; Wildensorg
- Greece – Koutoumo
- Hong Kong
- Hungary – Budapest; Tokaj
- India – Bangalore; Bombay; Chandigrah; Coimbotore; Delhi; Lamba; Ludhiana; Madras
- Indonesia - Jakarta; Surabaya
- Iran - Irancheh
- Israel – Gan Soreq; Haifa; Tel Aviv
- Italy – Afragola; Cavenzano; Florence; Marano; Milan; Rome
- Jamaica – Kingston
- Japan – Kagoshima; Kawaguchi; Kyoto; Nagoya; Sobue; Tokyo; Urayasu
- Jordan - Amman
- Korea - Seoul
Laos – Vientiane
- Latvia – Riga
- Luxembourg - Schleiwenhaff
Malaysia - Serdang Lama
- Mexico – Mexico City; Morelia; Veracruz; Zapopan
- Moldova - Chisnau
- Netherlands – Amsterdam; De Bilt; The Hague; Hillegom; Hoofddorp; Maastricht; De Marshoek; Utrecht; Voorschoten
Niger – Niamey
- Norway – Bod; Oslo; Trondheim
- Pakistan – Islamabad
- Philippines – Baclaran; Makati; Manila; Palanan
- Poland – Krakw; Warsaw
- Portugal - Alganhafres; Amadora; Beja; Cabo
- Romania – Bucharest
- Russian Federation – Moscow; Omsk; Yaroslavl
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Kingstown
- Serbia and Montenegro - Belgrade
- Slovakia – Bratslava
- Slovenia - Ljubljana
- South Africa - Johannesburg
- Spain – A Corua; Alicante; Barcelona; Compostela; Derio; Fuente Carreteros; Lora Del Ro; Madrid; Sevilla; Ura; Zaragoza
- Sweden – Agnesberg; Backa; Bckviken; Gteborg; Hillarp; Jnkping; Kista; Klarne; Landala; Stockholm; Uppsala; Vastra Gotaland
- Switzerland – Berne; Biberist; Rapperswil; Zurich
Syria – Damascus
- Taiwan – Taipei
- Thailand – Ban Bang Phai; Bangkok; Changwat; Thessalonki
- Ukraine – Odesa
- United Arab Emirites – Dubai; Sharjah
- Vietnam - Hanoi
- Zambia – Mwanza
1,972 Visitors, 25 Countries
I have occasionally listed the places around the world where readers of 3L Epiphany have come from (see e.g. here). I do this for the sole purpose of displaying the inherent potential of law student blogs to connect with readers that are typically unreachable. The new list below is nothing I can boast in, because these readers were referred here by blogs like The Volokh Conspiracy and How Appealing. But law students should recognize that blogs can transcend typical geographic boundaries, allowing their work to be known globally.
Because of links from established blogs with a large readership, I received almost 900 visits in one single day. The total for this past week is 1,972. I expect that this number may be greater than the subscription rate of many law reviews and journals. I have also been read by people from more than 35 different countries since beginning two months ago (25 in the past four days).
Law students, your journal note or article, no matter how excellent, will not be read in that many places by that many people. If you begin a personal blog that becomes an authority on a particular legal issue, you will be read. It is worthwhile to avail yourself of this tremendous new resource for publishing your work.
Below is a partial list of places where visitors to 3L Epiphany from the past four days have come from. I did not include the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, or Australia.
1. Brazil (Goinea)
2. Chile (Santiago)
3. China (Beijing)
4. Columbia (Bogot)
5. Czech Republic (Prague)
6. Estonia (Tallinn)
7. France (Grenoble)
8. Germany (Berlin; Frankfurt; Garstedterdamm; Rodetal; Stephanshausen)
9. Guatemala (Guatemala City)
10. Hong Kong
11. Hungary (Budapest)
12. Ireland (Dublin)
13. Israel (Haifa)
15. Korea (Seoul)
16. Mexico (Mexico City)
18. Netherlands (Amsterdam)
19. New Zealand (Ngauranga; Runciman)
20. Norway (Oslo)
21. Phillipines (Phillipine)
22. Romania (Bordea; Neamt)
23. Slovenia (Ljubljana)
24. Spain (Madrid)
25. Sweden (Malm; Nynshamn)
Where Am I? Find Out Now
If you would like to see where I am right now as I post this on my blog, beginning with a view of the Earth from outer space and then narrowing to my location at Moritz College of Law (OSU), please follow these instructions. Trust me on this one, it’s worth it just to see how it works. Unfortunately you will have to download a program, but it’s from Google and shouldn’t cause any problems.
- Go to earth.google.com.
- Click on “Get Google Earth (free version).”
- Download the program onto your computer.
- Install and open the Google Earth program.
- You will see a satellite image of the Earth.
- At the top left corner, enter: 55 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio.
- As the building appears in your viewpoint, you will see on your left "Mirror Lake," which is a very pleasant spot on the OSU campus with a sign that says "Don't Feed the Ducks" but gives insufficient notice.
- The building right below the address on the satellite screen is Moritz College of Law, on the Ohio State University campus. You can identify it by an extension that juts out of the north-west corner.
- Put your cursor (hand) on the building and click a few times. It will provide a closer view.
- When I myself did this, the screen showed three red cars in the parking lot. My library study carrel is not far from an aisle that leads to a window overlooking the parking lot. I walked over to a window on the west-side of the building, and those red cars were still there.
- If you click on Moritz College a couple more times, you will see a white rectangle on the top left corner, and under it a dark line separating white from a mixture of green and purple.
- At the moment I am posting this (5 pm) I am in the middle and to the right of that dark line, in my library study carrel.
Update: I've done the same thing at 9 pm in the evening, and I see the same picture I saw earlier. So obviously that can't possibly mean it's a live view. Yet those red cars were there, so either it was just a coincidence that there were three red cars in similar spots, or the satellite photo was taken at a certain time of the day and saved. In any case, it's still an incredible program for seeing your actual location by satellite.
- If you've downloaded the program, try entering in one address (i.e. where you are now) and then a second address (i.e. where you were born). The way it responds is very impressive.
- Google has also included some particular attractions (the Grand Canyon, the Eiffel Tower, the Forbidden City, etc.).
- I was looking at some streets in Chicago, and the image showed where a car crash had occurred, which was delaying traffic at that very moment (info posted by a Google user).
New Locations (and an Explanation)
I am adding some new locations of visitors, and other blog-details, below. This is an update of the list posted earlier.
Just to be clear, I’m not posting this to be self-aggrandizing. I’m merely keeping track of these developments for the sake of demonstrating the unique nature of the blogosphere. In the space of a few days my blog has traveled across the U.S. and Canada, and oversees to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. My reference to these locations is for the sake of illustrating the remarkable capability of this new form of global communication.
I fully realize that people aren’t going to keep coming back to this site just to see how far it’s traveled or what my latest statistics are. I’m just keeping track of this at the beginning to show the potential value of maintaining a law student blog. The amount of time between 3L Epiphany being completely unknown, predicting a potential blogstorm, and observing the escalating traffic with this post, is miniscule compared to the number of readers and the diversity of their locations. And I will therefore keep repeating that law students benefit from entering this new universe.
- South Dakota
- British Columbia
- I’ve been visited by someone in New Orleans, which is good to know. I hope the person is doing well.
- I have been named one of the most popular blogs today at blawgrepublic.
- I have begun to receive several readers via Google searches.
Location of Visitors to this Site
My "launch day" was Feb. 1st and 2nd. Since then I have received visitors from the following places:
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- England (UK)
- Scotland (UK)
The past two days I have received just short of 1,000 visits, although no doubt sometimes from the same people. Probably more people have read my blog in the last week than would read a law review article of mine in a century. Of course, the content of this blog is not up to the standard of a law review article. But clearly there is something impressive about a medium that can lead to so much attention so quickly. Based on the blogs I have seen among lawyers and law firms, it is becoming increasingly obvious to those in the legal profession that blogging allows outreach on an unprecedented scale. The reason I listed these states and countries is to verify that reality.