I think that analytics are the reason why some quality newspapers turn into cheap populist leaflets over time. They focus on
this is what people want to read instead of on
this is what we want to tell people. If I wrote about the things you want to read about, this blog would be about cats. That’s why, every time I have to write a column, I ask on Twitter what I should write about. And that’s why I always ignore your suggestions. That’s also one of the reasons why I don’t use any analytics on this site. Ben Brooks wrote down a few more reasons why you should kill the analytics scripts on your site.