My food-stamps page is getting a surge of traffic from Google+ this afternoon, and some of my readers are in space! Take a look at this screenshot from Google Analytics Real-Time:
I don’t think there are 41 people on the Space Station, so perhaps it has been capture by aliens whose first order of business is to read my blog. Seems plausible.
More likely, it’s a bug in Google Analytics Real-Time, which at a minimum has a gigantic memory leak. Leave it running, and look at your memory usage and you will see what I mean. Or just wait a couple of hours for it to crash.
Well, it is April 1st, so I suppose it’s just Google having a little fun.
Update: right around the time I posted this, Google fixed the memory leak, so now you can leave Google Analytics Real-Time running without having to reboot it every couple of hours.