In a story for InformationWeek published last week (blogged previously), Executive Editor Mitch Wagner asked a representative of Linden Lab for a clarification of Stern's quote. As he describes in a blog post last Friday, the number he received in return was staggering: While the company estimates its own flesh-and-blood user base to have reached 3.2 million at the end of last March, he learned, its actual user retention rate is close to 10%. Based on that formula, Linden Lab's everyday user count is close to 320,000.Ouch! That's gotta be bollocks? Surely? Pfffft!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
How Many Users Does SL Really Have?
In a follow up to my post last week on the ACTUALLY number of residents in SL, here's a little something on 'How Many Users Does SL Really Have?' that Daz just forwarded me from Digg just now.