Send Us Your Big Boards!

Numbers tell the whole story? Usually not. But in the case of Gawker and many of our other clients, they can be pretty damn important.

Nick Denton said it best on MSNBC’s Rock Center segment when he shows off the Chartbeat Big Board  – your top pages, all prettied up for the big screen – and talks about just how important it is for Gawker Media.

These guys display the Big Board in every room of their office. Seriously. We’ve seen it. It’s up there so everyone – not just the research analysts and strategy execs in their back offices – can instantly see how they’re doing.

That’s how real-time data should be used. Front and center for everyone to see and take action on.

Are you guys using the Chartbeat Big Board? Take a pic and tweet it our way.

Video courtesy of MSNBC:

Coasting Past 4 Million!

We first hit 4 million active visitors across all chartbeat sites over a month ago, but now we can confidently say it isn’t a one time thing. 4 million and cruising!!

Thanks to amazing partners and some very forthcoming users, we know people love chartbeat but we’re confident you’ll absolutely obsess over newsbeat. We’re really excited for the road to come!

Chartbeat Master Class: Martin Tajur

Today, we’re psyched to introduce a new feature on the chartbeat blog – the chartbeat Master Class. We have really cool customers who think of amazing and unique ways to use real-time data…so why not show it off?

Who knows, using their tips and tricks might make your life a little easier, too!

Our developers LOVED this technique when they heard about it. It’s a no-nonsense, cool use of the engagement features on the dashboard.

Martin Tajur, a web app developer for listhingspipedrive, and skitrackapp is always working to make his products better. But since his apps are in constant use, it’s tough for him to know when to push out changes, especially ones that require a server restart.

When it’s time to push a change, Martin uses the engagement features to check what his users are doing and waits for them to stop writing before pushing the changes. That way no one gets disturbed. Pretty neat!


If you’re using chartbeat in a slick way, we’d love to hear about it and maybe feature you in our Master Class series. Drop me a line on Twitter or email with your best move and if it makes the blog, we’ll send you a righteous chartbeat t-shirt!