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As Facebook Ages, Gen Y Turns to Twitter

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2009 by purdy

Facebook is getting old. No, people aren't getting tired of it, it's actually getting old, as in its population is aging. In May of 2008, the median age for Facebook was 26. Today, it's 33, a good seven years older. That's an interesting turn of events for a site once built for the exclusive use of college students. So where are today's college students hanging out now? Well, to some extent, they're still on Facebook, despite having to share the space with moms, dads, grandparents, and bosses. Surprisingly though, they're also headed to another network you may have heard of: Twitter.      ReadWriteWeb

Drupal Moves Into the White House

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2009 by purdy

The White House Web site has caught a case of Drupal.

In the Internet world, Drupal is not as bad as it sounds. The open source software package helps people create and manage their Web sites. And this week a new WhiteHouse.gov site arrived that had been built via the Drupal code.

To some, the White House shift to Drupal from a proprietary software package represented a serious seal of approval for open source software.

New York Times

Tracking page link click-throughs with Google Analytics

Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 by purdy

If you would like to track the click-throughs on your website with Google Analytics, you can replace your normal link code

<a href="resources/about/" >About UNI</a>

with the following string of Javascript. The segment in parentheses can be named however you wish. I used the main_menu designation to indicate what section of the page that menu item is in.

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