I keep noticing Drupal-powered websites all over the place. A month ago, I thought Drupal was some quirky, esoteric content management system. Now, I see that it's a quirky, esoteric content management system that is used by a whole lotta people. And it scales from 1 user to 150,000 users. The SpreadFirefox project added 20,000 new users to its Drupal site in one month. There's apparently a telecom somewhere with 150,000 users. It's being used on several university campuses for campus- and department-blogging initiatives. It powers the new OurMedia.org content archiving/publishing project, which will likely/hopefully have about 3 bajillion users after it takes off.
Here's a few of the campus blogging projects I've found recently that are using Drupal. I'm sure I'm missing a whole bunch of them, too.
- Digital Design | Collaborating on Digital Circuit Design
- AWG | Working Toward Architectural Principles for APU
- The Open Source Development and Documentation Project | Networked Learning for a New Generation
- Campus Commons, Prince Edward Island (PEI)
- ITDE Web Site | Instructional Technology and Distance Education
- Oh, and of course, there's weblogs.ucalgary.ca
If I'd realized that Drupal was being used this much, the decision process may well have been less than 2 weeks...