Number of DC users
January 17, 2008 10 Comments
In a previous post, I (sort of) said that there were 650000 people who used DC++. PC Pitstop doesn’t really agree, but oh well… And I said in the interview with Robert Lemos that that figure was probably around 300000. So… Which is it? How many people are using DC++ and DC?
Well, we don’t know. It’s not possible for us to see and I certainly wouldn’t trust a report coming from a potential spyware company.
DC have declined in users, I don’t think anyone involved in DC can miss that. The question is how much. I believe my assertion that around 300000 users is still valid, but I can’t prove it.
However, perhaps instead of asking “how many people are using DC?”, we should be asking “what can we do to improve the current users’ experience?” and “what can we do to at least keep the current users?”. Most hubs are madly in love with the notion that the more users a hub has, the better it is. What people have come to understand the past years is that it’s more about content and not the amount of users the hub has.