Anyway, how many regular users does Skype have now?
I found an interesting comment (with the typing mistake ;-) on the Skype Forums:
Oct 29, Gladiator:
… you should rember there are over 15M+ HAPPY users with SKYPE …
I guess the “M” stands for millions!
Forum user “Gladiator” isn’t an ordinary Skype Forum user: Adam Harris (see his profile), is forum moderator! He is also poster number 1 with almost 17.000 posts or 23 posts per day or 5.4% of total forum posts. Probably he “knows” the figure “15M+ happy users” through his regular contacts with Skype Staff!
Around October 29, the peak number of concurrent users online was about 7.8 Million. Can we therefore, as a first approximation, say that the “record number” of concurrent users online multiplied by 2 = real active users?
If this is correct, and knowing that now record peak concurrent users online is around 8.25 million, we have right now about 16.5 million happy regular Skype users.
updated at 17h20 GMT: new Skype Windows Beta version 126.96.36.199 today!