Right now, about 200 of you are reading something I’ve written on Wired.com. At least, that’s true while I’m typing this. The number may be higher or lower by the time you read it.
I know this because I use Newsbeat, a brand-new real-time analytics tool that tracks visits to Wired.com. I know, for instance, that many more of you are reading Katie Scott’s article for Wired Science titled “Robot Taught to Think For Itself” (and why wouldn’t you?); that Ryan Singel’s update on KISSmetrics’ sneaky tracking techniques is steadily driving traffic to his scoop on the company from last week; and that far too few of my stories are published before noon EDT.