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Dunbar’s Number

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You learn something new everyday. Apparently, there is a theoretical limit to

the maximum number of individuals with whom a set of people can maintain a social relationship, the kind of relationship that goes with knowing who each person is and how each person relates socially to every other person

and that number is called Dunbar’s Number. The number is a significant value in sociology and anthropology.

There is a very interesting analysis on the Dunbar number in massively multiplayer games in this article – “The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes“.

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Written by Brajesh

January 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Only 38% Downloaders Paid for Radiohead’s Album “In Rainbows”

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In Rainbows,” a new record album from an English band Radiohead, has challenged the traditional music sales model by allowing listeners to determine the price they are willing to pay for the album which is available for download on its website.

Figures coming out from comScore – an internet marketing research company – 38% paying an average of about $6 seem much more realistic than the numbers floated earlier – average price between $5 and $8 for 1.2 million downloads.

I’m one of those 62%. Radiohead’s music is decent but not my taste. But, had the album not been available for download, I wouldn’t even have heard of them or their music. Moreover, they probably made much more money from these downloads than they could ever make from regular album release.

Written by Brajesh

November 6, 2007 at 8:57 pm

Apache Slipping Down?

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Netcraft: Apache has lost 15% market share in last two years.

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May 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm

Firefox Gaining Market Share

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Firefox has been gaining browser market share really fast, it seems. January statistics are 31% for Firefox compared to 42.3% for IE6 and 13.3% for IE7. Even though Firefox has its share of issues/bugs (features 🙂 ), and I like IE7’s beautiful rendering of fonts, I would love to see Firefox gaining some more market and mind share.

Written by Brajesh

February 5, 2007 at 6:55 am

Yahoo vs Google 5-0?

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NYTimes : Yahoo!’s Consistency vs Google’s ‘Wow’.

Yahoo! vs Google

Surprise of the day – even something as uninspiring as Yahoo! 360 is 17 times bigger than Google’s Orkut. Something as useful as GTalk deserves better figures.

(Graphics Source: NYTimes)

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July 25, 2006 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Google, Statistics, Yahoo!

Gapingvoid on Stats

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gapingvoid traffic

*ROFL* – Link

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April 24, 2006 at 9:12 pm

Posted in humour, Statistics

Non- English Web World

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Cache mining of traffic from Wikipedia pages shows that English Wikipedia pages are accessed more than any other language(35%). The figure is surprisingly lower than expected considering demographics of Internet users and dominance of English speakers. Even more surprising was the fact that most Wikipedia usage from a country is from Japan(22%), which also explains the high figures for Japanese segment of Wikipedia. US and Germany are next, while India lying much below with 1%.

Written by Brajesh

September 2, 2005 at 11:56 pm