2007-10-30

1/8 video callers

Hmmm … i don’t know what to think about it but i read this in the Associated Press (again some numbers):
Jonathan Christensen, Skype's general manager for audio and video, said a quarter of all Skype calls have at least one talker on video. The service claims 246 million users

Let me correct this somewhat:
  • If it is true, at least one out of 8 callers uses video!
  • 246 million “registered user accounts” … NOT users, probably only 50 million users!
I repeat why it is “USER ACCOUNTS” therefore why there are less active users than registered user names:
  • lost password, and therefore inaccessible user name, therefore the need to create a new user name
  • testing Skype, and abandoned use of the user name
  • spare user names, registered for alternative or future use (i have several!)
  • the owner of the user name died (yes, this also happens!)
  • the person switched to another VoIP tool
  • the person registered a temporary name for a temporary past situation
  • spammers also register multiple usernames to "attack" their victims

2 comments:

earlpiggot said...

Hi,

(this message does not belong here, but after you read it, you may delete it).

I would like you to read, try yourself and probably comment on your blog about this serious matter, and skype developers' attitude:

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=98518

https://developer.skype.com/jira/browse/SCW-577?page=all

https://developer.skype.com/jira/browse/SCW-596

Sorry to bother you, if it is no issue to you.

Jean Mercier said...

Out of topic for this blog!