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New data released by Integrated Media Measurement Inc. (IMMI) gives us insight into how men and women engage in "simultaneous media use" - that is, surfing the net while also doing some other activity like watching TV. According to the study, it's more common for women to watch TV and use the computer than it is for men. What's more, women supposedly get better at this multi-tasking as they age.
Read Data Report
A few numbers for your enjoyment. Here's the stats from the last quarter of 2008:
Total Sessions 1,023,253
Total Pageviews 5,758,171
Total Hits 11,636,252
Total Bytes Transferred 172,674,015,089
Average Sessions Per Day 11,122.32
Average Pageviews Per Day 62,588.82
Average Hits Per Day 126,481.00
Average Bytes Transferred Per Day 1,876,891,468
Average Pageviews Per Session 5.63
Average Hits Per Session 11.37
Average Bytes Per Session 168750
Average Length of Session 599
This week's episode is a bit varied. First up is an interview with Blake Carver discussing the 10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2009. Following that there is discussion of Flickr backup tools as well as hosting alternatives for libraries. A set of Linux briefs wraps up the episode.
10 Librarian Blogs To Read in 2009
Episode providing background to the Flickr discussion
Mercury News story on new Yahoo! CEO
Direct download of FlickrEdit
Download.com list of static gallery creation tools on Windows
Download.com list of static gallery creation tools on Macintosh
Discussion relative to using Drupal to make an image gallery
Boot Camp press release on LISWire
Boot Camp press release on the Erie Looking Productions blog
The LISTen special that led to the discussion of Flickr
I just want to throw out there a brief survey Survey closed as of 2037 UTC on December 16th as we have gotten more responses than viewable at our unpaid access level. The survey's purpose is to help ascertain how you reach LISNews most of the time. In light of the recent backslash issue, getting a feel as to whether people visit most through a feed reader or instead directly visiting the site makes a difference. When site software upgrades and/or changes happen knowing about such use patterns help with understanding how to serve the audience best.
Questions are not specific to only the use of feed readers and also encompass questions concerning the podcast.
Look up at the top of this page, see that \ up there?
I've suddenly started seeing a \ appear as the very first character on every page. This happened when I upgraded to 5.14
I think I've run out of ideas, and I hope it's just something obvious I'm missing.
I've tried the following
- Changed themes
- Turned off modules
- Reinstalled from scratch, though kept the DB intact
- Cleared Cache
- Grep, grep, grep and more grep
I'm hoping I don't need to down grade from 5.14 to something earlier.
[UPDATE] I did finally fix it, the random \ was in settings.php, not sure how it got there!
It's been ages since I posted anything about LISNews stats, so here's a few random interesting numbers for the past few months.
This all covers September 2008 - November 2008
Total Sessions 1,010,894.00
Total Pageviews 5,702,286.00
Total Hits 11,499,192.00
Total Bytes Transferred 158.69 GB
Referrals: It's a Google world. Twitter is still the #1 non search / feed reader site. Google is by far the biggest referral, then bloglines, userland, and stumbleupon. There's a bunch of webmail clients, Microsoft and Yahoo searches round out the top 100 or so. There's a seemingly infinite number of sites that linked to LISNews, but not many sent along many readers. The only site that matters is Google (100,000+ sessions), even at #1 Twitter account for only about 2000 of those 1 million sessions.
Browsers. About 30% IE, 25% "Mozilla Compatible", 20% Firefox, 5% Safari, and everyone else was a small % of all hits.
The feeds are hit quite a bit, making up about 25% of all page views. The only posts that show up in the top 50 are a random few that ended up on the first page of search results for certain search results in Google. It's a rather flat curve and nothing really jumps out as very interesting. -- Read More
Any LISNewsterz in the Orlando area?
I'm going to be in town for a conference November 17th - 19th.
Maybe if there's any interest we could get together?
[Update 11-10-2008 1:1pm Eastern Time]
So a couple people said they will be in the neighborhood. It looks like I'm booked until 7 on Tuesday, and 6 Wed. and Thurs. I don't know the best place to meet, but I can only assume my hotel, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, is way too expensive to just have a few drinks. I will have a rental car and I don't mind driving, but I have no idea where would be a good place to meet.
LISNews started on this day in 1999. LISNews has been through 4 web servers, and 4 different content management systems. LISNews remains an interesting place to read and discuss issues thanks to all the many people who work to keep the site going.
Every year I do my best to thank everyone who works hard to make LISNews. People Like Stephen Michael Kellat who does the podcast. Everyone who has submitted stories over the years, Lee Hadden, Bob Cox, Charles Davis, Gary Price, Steven Fessenamiar.
All the LISNews authors who've come and gone like Steven M. Cohen, Rochelle Hartman, Ieleene and many others. The current authors like Birdie, Bibliofuture, Great Western Dragon and everyone else who posts stories I'd never find. More authors make this site better. More collaboration, more cooperation, and more involvement from more people can only help make LISNews stronger. They bring diversity, breadth, and depth. There must be a nice slogan there somewhere. -- Read More
LISNews Turns 9 Years Old Next Week!
Anyone have any good ideas on how we can celebrate?