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Gareth Winchester

Dear Sirs,

Could you please let me know the following information:

– What are the top 10 websites visited by Tower Hamlets staff during the months of June, July and August 2009?

– How many many minutes were spent on each site during the above months?

– How many people does the Tower Hamlets employ?

– How many times the Daily Mail website (any URL beginning http://dailymail.co.uk) was accessed in the above months if not in the top ten?

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Winchester

Rupna Khanam, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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0207 364 4736

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Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Dear Sir/Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - IGT_FOI_09_2254/01 - Internet Usage 26/10

Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and the information is below.

1 - What are the top 10 websites visited by Tower Hamlets staff during the
months of June, July and August 2009?

We no longer hold the data for June

For July

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| |Total Requests|Total Bandwidth|
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://www.google.co.uk |288489 |281.9 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk |281705 |261.8 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://clients1.google.co.uk |244678 |183.7 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://www.google-analytics.com |201826 |224.2 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://uk1.siteimprove.com |153436 |133.2 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://l.yimg.com |148422 |97.1 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://mail.google.com |143590 |676.6 MB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net |117852 |1.5 GB |
|-----------------------------------------+--------------+---------------|
|http://h.msn.com |105307 |127.0 MB |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

For August

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Site | Total Requests| Total Bandwidth|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk | 370634| 340.3 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://www.google.co.uk | 368754| 364.0 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://clients1.google.co.uk | 365863| 275.9 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net | 342300| 187.2 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://www.google-analytics.com | 281610| 314.0 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://l.yimg.com | 211250| 139.8 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://uk1.siteimprove.com | 206429| 178.7 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net | 192997| 2.5 GB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://mail.google.com | 187567| 926.3 MB|
|-----------------------------------+-----------------+------------------|
|http://h.msn.com | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

3- How many people does the Tower Hamlets employ?

As of 30th September 2009 Tower Hamlets have 5,963 employees excluding
schools

4- How many times the Daily Mail website (any URL beginning

http://dailymail.co.uk) was accessed in the above months if not inthe top
ten?

No evidence that this site was accessed during the months specified

If you have any queries please get in touch with me to discuss them. You
might like to know that the Council's website [1]www.towerhamlets.gov.uk
contains a section on the Freedom of Information Act that lists other
publications readily available from the Council under its Publication
Scheme.

Yours faithfully

Jane Jones

Information Governance Administrative Officer

Legal Services

6th Floor

Mulberry Place

London E14 2BG

0207 364 4736

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Gareth Winchester

Dear Ms. Jones,

Thank you for your response.

Unfortunately, it appears that you have misunderstood my first question.

You seem to have provided details as to what internet domains have had the most hits, not which sites have been visited most frequently.

You have listed sites which are almost certainly image or statistical servers for various websites, e.g. http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk and http://www.google-analytics.com. I also consider it unlikely that people would actually go to advert sites, e.g. http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net, by choice.

Therefore, I would be grateful if you would provide details of the actual top 10 sites which have been accessed during the three-month period of June to August 2009, within the usual FoIA time-period.

I would also be grateful if you would answer - or provide your actual answer to - the second question which I asked (2. How many minutes were spent on each of the top 10 sites during the above months?), because unfortunately, it is not given in your response.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Winchester

Jane L Jones, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

I am out the office and will return on Tuesday 3rd September 2009. For
urgent matters please call Tim Rodgers , Information Governance Manager
0207 364 4354. Please send all Freedom of Information responses to Aysha
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