I’ve been using a little widget on the sidebar from Amung Us for quite some time that shows the number of visitors currently on the blog. It’s kinda cool.
The map above is a new (to me) Amung Us feature that shows where previous visitors have come from. It also updates in real time, and the little flashing stars are for the folks currently on the site. You can hover over the map’s stars and improve your geography as well. There is a smaller version suitable for sidebar use as well. I currently use ClustrMaps in my sidebar (bottom of the middle sidebar) and might replace it with this one. ClustrMaps stores data and only updates occasionally, Amung Us updates in real time. (UPDATE: Be sure to read the comment the ClusterMap team left here for a better explanation of their product).
There is also a graphing widget, but the graphing module is temporarily offline.
Amung Us doesn’t cost anything, so give it a whirl if you are interested.
[tags]Amung Us, blog stats, map widget[/tags]