2011-05-22

The days after Microsoft

It was big news on May 10: Skype bought for 8.5 billion dollar by Microsoft. Most comments (72% of 187) of Skype users on the Skype Blog were negative or worried: anger, sorrow, fear, ...
The funniest comment was “That's great, how do I delete my account?”!

But the announcement had one very positive effect, see the graph below ...
Before May 12, the speed of downloads was about 700/minute (see the blue curve from the Japanese site nyanyan.to). Then, during a period of about 24 hours there has apparently been some kind of a problem: the downloads stopped! Was there a bug in the download counter or did the downloadservers go down?

And then, after Friday the 13th there were massive amounts of downloads. Skype was downloaded at speeds of 3500 per minute!

It seems that a lot of people suddenly heard for the first time of their lives about Skype!

(The red curve is the daily or nightly fluctuation of Skype users online).

5 comments:

John Jakaya said...
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Jean Mercier said...

Ok John,

How can I transfer the data to you?

Regards,

Jean

John Jakaya said...
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Anonymous said...

WHY IS SKYPE TURNING EVIL....
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FIRST OF ALL... WHY IS SKYPE CHARGING MY CREDIT CARD FOR A SUBSCRIPTION WHEN I HAVE PLENTY OF BALANCE ON MY SKYPE ACCOUNT TO COVER THE SUBSCRIPTION?

I'M SICK OF IT, THE DEFAULT SHOULD BE DO NOT AUTO RENEW UNLESS YOU ACT ON IT AND NOT ALL THE WAY AROUND, IT'S LIKE STEALING PEOPLE'S MONEY.

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EVERYTIME I TRY TO OPEN THE LINK TO CANCEL THE AUTO F_(^&_) RENEW I GET: "[invalid URL]" IT SAYS "The website cannot display the page"



SERIOUSLY? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!

Jean Mercier said...

Hey anonymous,
I will leave your comment, but:
1. I am NOT from Skype
2. If you stay anonymous nobody will solve your problem
3. Got to the Skype forum and complain there!
Regards
Jean