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There are companies out there whose reason for existence is to place you into a demographic. They have a pretty good chance of figuring out what you read, how much television you watch, what car you are most likely to buy and a hundred other factors that make up who you are.

Let's face it, we are all a collection of numbers.

Social security
Driver's license
Bank account
Credit cards

More than that, we all fit into a demographic.

Household Income

Feeling pretty affirmed and special, aren't ya?

In terms of your internet use, they know what sites you like to visit and how often you visit them. They know if you like Ford over Dodge. "Big brother" truly is watching.

So what does this all mean?

Glad you asked.

It means that the gatekeepers of the internet know how much and how many of you visit HockeyBuzz . They know the number of new visitors (upwards of roughly 11,000 unique addresses per month) and what percentage of you hit the site more than 30 times a month - what is called an addict.

Hi, my name is Steal_your_faceoff...and I am a HockeyBuzz addict. I hit this site every time I turn on my browser. Heck, I probably hit HB 30 times in a week, let alone a month. I used to go to one site for my NHL news, another for my rumors and still another to talk with others about the sport. Then HB came along...and I was hooked. One stop shopping for all your hockey related needs 24/7. I was hooked...like a fiend for nicotine. I went from recreational user to hardcore addict in a fairly short amount of time. The key was the Season Ticket. Not only did I get the rumors, some of the boards and MyHockeyBuzz, but I got the fantasy games, the full boards, the emails and - most importantly - the chat. I got to talk to other hockey freaks like myself who had also been searching for somewhere to talk about the game that they love. I was hooked...big time.

While the demographics "Big Brother" can tell how many times you visit or what percentage are hard core addicts, what they cannot tell is how long and how hard we have been searching for somewhere like HockeyBuzz. This place is truly unique.

It is unique in how it is changing the landscape of hockey writing and how the "mainstream media" feel about our sport. We have taken control of the blogosphere and the inmates are running the asylum. Kinda cool, isn't it? HB is a shout out in the hockey wilderness...and guess what? The shouts are heard and returned by hockey fans across North America and the globe. We have the power to make our voices heard in a way that has NEVER been available before. This is an exciting time.

So, when you come visit HB, walk right in and find a chair. Grab a cup of cyber-java, put on a nametag and make yourself comfortable. Then, when you are ready, stand up and say, "Hi...I'm my name is [insert name] and I am a HockeyBuzz addict." You'll be glad you did.

Oh...and give "Big Brother" a wink.

Viva HockeyBuzz!

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September 19, 2007 10:47 AM ET | Delete
Hi.. my name's cleon... i'm a hockeybuzz addict
September 19, 2007 10:51 AM ET | Delete
Hi, my name is GoalieGuy95 and I am a Hockeybuzz addict. Great blog SYF. You hit the nail right on the head. I went from coming to this site as a fan every once in a while, to becoming an addict in a span of maybe a month and a half. Much like you I come to this site every time I am online, which is too much these days. Even now as I sit here at school, I had a 20min break and found a computer to check the blogs on hockeybuzz. such a great addiction.
September 19, 2007 11:04 AM ET | Delete
My name is szandor and I am a Buzzoholic. I don't like stairs so I will only take a few steps. I accept my addiction, but I will not give it up.
September 19, 2007 11:21 AM ET | Delete
Hi, I'm Number23 and I'm in denial. :P
September 19, 2007 11:29 AM ET | Delete
:P 23 ya hockey freak
September 19, 2007 12:07 PM ET | Delete
You are a prolific writer SYF. Couple that with your highly creative (and active) imagination and voila! we have an addiction club! Now, the first step is identifying said potential addiction. I know I am NOT addicted to HB...lets see - bags under the eyes, work left undone, sleepless nights, no time to eat, piles of clutter everywhere, wife ignored (what's a wife?), a browser tab (or two) continuously opened to HB (I sure do love broadband), engrossed in reading Scoop's Trivia, posting messages to newfound HB friends...
September 19, 2007 12:59 PM ET | Delete
Hey, I was just kidding.
September 19, 2007 1:00 PM ET | Delete
Apparently Big Brother is watching and he's over protective.
September 19, 2007 1:10 PM ET | Delete
sorry got a little quick with the trigger finger....my bad. Thanks for reading Mayor. SYF
September 19, 2007 2:12 PM ET | Delete
HI my name is Lady Nic and....
September 19, 2007 2:22 PM ET | Delete
I'm becoming greatly concerned with apparent over population of male Flyer's fans named John on this site. As one and to one, I know of at least 4, what do the demographics have to say about that?
September 19, 2007 2:30 PM ET | Delete
thats weird about the john thing. im a john and a flyers fan too. never really thought of it.
September 19, 2007 2:30 PM ET | Delete
The demographics say our parents named us after some rather traditional New Testament Saints. Guess I am glad there wasn't one named Elmo or Bubba, though St. Bubba sounds alright. St. Elmo...wasn't that Alley Sheedy and Demi Moore - pre-boy toy? I am not sure what the demographics say about that.
September 19, 2007 2:49 PM ET | Delete
Make that 5. Welcome to our own growing demographic GoalieGuy95. I personally suspect some clandestine and forgotten government agency located in Cinnaminson, NJ working on subliminal advertising for Tastykake. Just my take.
September 19, 2007 4:41 PM ET | Delete
Hi, my name is Ethan and I have a problem lol
September 19, 2007 5:20 PM ET | Delete
Hi, my name is Jsaq and I want to sell you all some fine Amway products.
September 19, 2007 6:24 PM ET | Delete
JS (aka: another drrrrrreaded "john")- Please send Amway catalogue.
September 20, 2007 5:57 AM ET | Delete
Ek must have a lot of money.. first that one Flyers guy talks about the great website this is, now another Flyers guy gets away with a 'hockeybuzz is the greatest' post. Can someone give me a third please?! I want to see the Philly hat trick.
September 20, 2007 9:03 AM ET | Delete
Wild - With all due respect, I am not paid at all by Ek or anyone else to blog here. I choose to do so because I love the sport and believe in the site. As to being from Philadelphia, yes I am a suburban Philadelphian born and bread - but I would write my blog the same if I was from Saskatoon or Miami. Geography has nothing to do with it. I do believe in the power and uniqueness of HB or else I wouldn't have written it. You must believe this place to be special or else you would not have wasted your time to make your post or visit the site. If you have a problem with anything that I have written, I suggest you take the power of this place and put it into your own hands and write it that way. Please write something and I will be glad to read it and make comments - not as a Philadelphian or a HB addict, but as a fan of the game. By the way, thanks for commenting and all I would ask you is what your opinion was on the content of my blog? Do you disagree/agree ? What would you have written differently? Thanks again for posting. SYF
September 20, 2007 9:10 AM ET | Delete
I'm a Flyers fan named Rob... not only am I a rebel, I'm the former captain of the Rebels.
September 20, 2007 9:20 AM ET | Delete
My name is The Stig and I am a Hockeybuzz addict. Great blog SYF, it is an awesome site you couldnt be anymore right about that.
September 20, 2007 10:50 AM ET | Delete
Good morning, I'm SCLI and I really enjoy HockeyBuzz. Am I addicted? Absolutely not! Gotta go, but I'll be back in an hour or so, and after lunch and just before dinner and then just after dinner. Oh yea maybe I'll see how things are going just before I retire for the evening. Addicted, Yea rite, not me.
September 20, 2007 12:32 PM ET | Delete
Love your blogs syf I am a Pessimistic flames fans and proud of itFlamestr
September 20, 2007 1:44 PM ET | Delete
I love your blog SYF! Keep up the great work and I look forward to everything else you have to say!
September 20, 2007 1:46 PM ET | Delete
hi my name is eric engels and i'm a hockeybuzz addict...Syf...you got skills...
September 20, 2007 1:49 PM ET | Delete
EE, Pat - you guys rock! Thanks for the comments Gentlemen.
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