Stats-Addicted Editors Suffer From Chartbeat Withdrawal

Outages lead to agita at media sites

Web editors have called real-time Web analytics provider Chartbeat “mesmerizing,” “life changing,” and “a vortex of awesomeness.” The browser-based dashboard, which tracks live Web activity, is an addictive instant feedback tool used by editors in every major newsroom in the country including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gawker, Forbes, Salon.com, and CNN.com (as well as Adweek).