The visitors globe is down for maintenance this afternoon-evening according to the service provider. I see it is still in-place revolving but without any location tags and none of the dot markers. Seems a possibility that we may lose those markers and have to start all over again, so it is good this site has only had it in-place for about two-and-a-half days.
I was rather surprised to not see some of our regular guests from Japan marked on the globe. Perhaps it is a good sign that Japan is getting back to normal after their catastrophic events recently. In fact it was unusual not to see many of the Asian and European guests appear that I have seen in the past. Besides the Mexican, Canadian, and American visitors there were few international hits recorded. Among those were guests from Ecuador, Colombia, Switzerland, Finland, and multi-visits from at least three locations in the Russian Federation. In less than three days of recording though I guess that is not too bad and goes along with my claim that this site attracts international visitors, perhaps more international guests than local ones.
Not all visitors are recorded on the globe, it would appear to be only about one-third at best. It only records those whose rough locality can be determined quickly. It appears Pátzcuaro-area visitors are recorded as Morelia and those from Chapala are listed as Guadalajara. I would need to watch and gather more data to determine if that is always true. Other Mexican visitors I saw this morning were coming from Mexico City; Manzanillo, Colima; Tepic, Nayarit, and Queretaro, Qro.
So, for now we appear to have a dead globe spinning but that is no indication of global events or economic factors, it is just the service is conducting scheduled maintenance. If I see we lost all our previous contact information after it comes back on-line I may decide to change color of the globe or color of the pinpoints or some other changes perhaps. I think it is a nice feature and sometimes just sit and watch where our visitors are coming in from.
"There is no route out of the maze. The maze shifts as you move through it because it is alive. "
— Philip K. Dick (VALIS)