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Postby Imagenyuss » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:16 pm

WinMX had six million users as of may 'o4.
source:
http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,117637,00.asp

any ideas on how a company could have made an estimation like that?
by the number of chat rooms or something arbitrary like that or what?
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Postby miner » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:33 am

Once boasting over 30 million users, Kazaa is now down to about 16 million, according to research firm ComScore Media Metrix. WinMX users have dropped from a high of 6.8 million down to 6 million this May


those numbers are all way too high. maybe this is why es5 thinks they once had 15 million. :wink:

Many are flocking to smaller P-to-P networks like BitTorrent, EDonkey, and EMule.


i can't take an article seriously if P2P is typed P-to-P and eMule is typed EMule.
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Postby DaBlade » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:31 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
I thought it was around 1.5 million, like Tom told me!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby Coffee » Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:41 am

Most of these stories are written by clueless journalists.

Supposly the "research" came from a company called comscore http://www.comscore.com/ page times out.

Have users really reformed? Not really: Many are flocking to smaller P-to-P networks like BitTorrent, EDonkey, and EMule. According to ComScore, BitTorrent nearly doubled in users, from about 200,000 to more than 400,000 between November 2003 and May 2004; EMule grew from under 100,000 users in February 2003 to nearly 300,000 a year later. EDonkey, which ComScore did not track in its survey, has made even bigger gains, says Garland.


How do they come up with these numbers there completly false...
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Postby Mel_Smiley_VIP » Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:11 am

Its not clear, they may be talking total users not simultaneous users.
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Postby miner » Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:15 am

i don't know how on earth you could figure out total users. simultaneous users seems tough enough for some networks.
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