This one is tempting:
43.74% of Tornadoes destroyed this year so far were destroyed by CONCORD or sentry guns. 1,219 of 2,787 total. Criminal. #tweetfleetBut so is this one:
54,991 capitals built in 2011 in total; Carriers being the single largest group with 24,028. #tweetfleetBut I think I'll actually go with this one, which is the answer to "what percentage of active characters with more than 5 million skill points are in high-sec?":
And the answer to the % of >5m SP chars in high sec is... 67%! Lower than any of the guesses. See the pic! #tweetfleet
CCP Diagoras has been an absolute fountain of information this past week. Go check out his tweets this week, as reported by EN24. In fact, there's only one common thread linking all the information that Diagoras has shared with us in the last week: all of it is trivial and useless. It's completely pointless! It's roughly as useful to the average EVE player as knowing exactly what percentage of Americans put honey in their oatmeal. Actually, no. It's less useful than that because at least a honey manufacturer might find that last fact useful to his business.
Transparency in business is defined as openness, communication, and accountability in the business information being communicated. When you are being transparent, you are removing all barriers to the free public access of information. Put simply, a clerk at a check-out counter ringing up the purchase of your groceries is being transparent: you know exactly how much each item costs and can make business decisions based on those costs whether you really want to buy those bananas or not. An appliance repairman presenting a non-itemized bill for $300 to fix your dishwasher is not being transparent: you don't know how much the parts are costing compared to the labor or how that amount was arrived at. True data is information produced that you can make business decisions based on.
As someone who closely followed and reported on the data produced by CCP's Quarterly Economic Newsletters and could make economic decisions about my EVE play based on the data contained in them, I find this "data" from Diagoras not only useless but actively insulting. It presents the illusion of transparency when really, it's anything but. Over the last six months or so, there's been a clear and conscious direction on CCP's part to limit the EVE player's access to useful in-game data.
And this stuff from Diagoras is a lovely example: it's trivia.
This came to a head for me when in the past six weeks, Diagoras has had time to produce not one, not two, but three devblogs full of this crap. There's time to produce this trivial garbage, but not a true QEN or even an annual economic newsletter? Really?
I've chatted with Diagoras a few times in e-mail and he strikes me as a really smart guy who has his act together. He's clearly organized, professional, and thinks things through. His actions and statements during the Fearless debacle last summer were similarly above reproach. But this stuff is not only wasting my time, it's wasting his.
How about dumping the trivia and giving us some real data, Diagoras? How would that be?