Stats on the percentage of reddit users by country helps to explain.
> USA 45.9%
> India 12.1%
> Canada 4.8%
> UK 4.6%
> Australia 2%
In summary, the US has by far the greatest proportion of users relative to any other country.
Here is the list in question.
If you look closely, you will notice a Chinese website(Hao123.com) is ranked 6th on the list! This list could be very biased as it is most likely Chinese websurfers are using Egyptian IPs as proxies.
EDIT: GUYS! After some insight from user philipquarles, i was able to uncover the Arabic version of this website which is this one. So after all, it appears those porn websites were primarily visited by Egyptians and not Chinese Proxy users.
The reason Reddit is so hard to host is that unlike many sites with higher traffic, Reddit's content is vastly more dynamic. For example, YouTube (Alexa Traffic Rank #3) has enormous bandwidth requirements (serving bajillions of videos a day), but that load is largely static. It's mostly a matter of pulling up a file and sending it to the user. If the site gets slow, the solution is simply to buy more bandwidth and storage.
On the other hand, Reddit's content is among the most dynamic on the web. Every vote potentially affects the order of links or comments. Thus, Reddit has three choices: they can resort posts and comments every time a vote is registered, every time the page is viewed, or they can fudge it and recalculate every so often and accept some lag in votes affecting ranking. I haven't actually checked which method they pursue, but I believe it's every page-view.
So think about it. That means every time you view a comments page, Reddit has to query things about you (e.g., how many downvotes can a post accrue before Reddit hides the comment, who your friends are (to tag them), whether you're a moderator), see if you have mail, get the subreddit style, query the database for all of the comments and their vote counts and when they were submitted and whether you've already voted on them, sort them, query all of the users who have comments on their page and see if they have flair, and serve the content.
Nearly everything on Reddit is dynamic. This means pages can't be cached: every request has to actually get processed. The nature of Reddit inescapably places enormous load in processing and database access.
If Reddit decides to show you the reddit-is-down image, it's a trivial exercise to write the the image (almost certainly cached in RAM) to the socket.
10% of all Reddit users are Indian, the second highest number after Americans, the third highest contributors to Reddit are the Canadians who contribute only 5% of total page hits.
There are a lot of us online mate.
They are going to have to stop doing that shit soon if they want the site to remain popular, the traffic has nose dived since they started doing it http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/pinterest.com
Also surprise surprise China seems to be the second most popular country for visitors.
50,7% ~~percent~~ are American. Story checks out.
Edit: Below me are people who do not understand how majorities and pluralities work.
So instead lets say that Americans are 20% and 8 other countries each hold 10 %. That does not make the Americans the majority. They are only 1 in 5. They would have the largest minority, plurality, but not the majority. The majority would be Non-American.
It blows my mind every time I remember that Reddit is one of most popular sites on the web, up there with the other giants. The subreddit structure does an amazing job at keeping the place feeling like a nice community.
Especially so when you look at this.
Any advertiser wanting to spend some of their ad budget advertising on reddit will most likely look up the site's google/alexa rank. When they do so they'll likely see that the number one inbound search term is 'jailbait', and if they don't know too much about the site and have any sort of moral compass might decide that they'd rather their company not be associated with 'child porn' and so take their money elsewhere.
Top-ranked comics on Alexa:
Seriously, guuuuys, who's even heard of reddit?
It's only the 4th most visited website in the US, so obviously the only people who post there are creepy white dudes who hang out in their moms' basements.
Half the web steals reddit's content. Obama did an AMA and there's a steady celebrity pipeline. We routinely break (odd) news and shape the opinions of journalists and the web savvy. And reddit is throughly gamed by corporations and the NSA (look up JTRIG).
Don't fool yourself. Reddit is a Top 25 site on the planet. This "reddit is for a few smelly nerds" meme is outdated and inaccurate.
Logistically we can assume OP's not female, because statistics*, so now we're down to one of two. From there we pick the ever so slightly fatter, hairier, scruffy looking one, I.E. the pirate one**.
*Fuck if I know how credible those people are, it's probably just math-guesses, so, eh.
**I personally think OP looks better looking than the other dude because you look like the kind of guy that'd make a podcast about something technical, and I like technical podcasts.
Honestly, I don't agree with a lot that the Stranger writes- but it's hard to argue against their relevance with the absence of the Seattle PI. They're a much needed voice against the Seattle Times machine and they continue to hold sway with putting pressure on elected officials. They've lost a lot of their good writers recently and the quality has taken a big dive, but they're still relevant in my opinion. Their traffic continues to be admirable: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/slog.thestranger.com
This article is pretty old in internet terms. Twitter now has over 500,000,000 users compared to Weibo's 300,000,000. (source)
According to Alexa, Twitter is the 9th most popular webiste in the world, compared to Weibo ranking 27th.
If all of these figures are accurate (OP article and the Wikipedia list) it means in 8 months Weibo has gained over 50,000,000 users compared to Twitter gaining over 400,000,000.
>Does "Gawker reported a seven figure loss" mean anything to you?
You mean the thing that was "reported" by to anonymous employees?
Meanwile on public data shows a quite diferent picture:
>A promotion for Andrew Gorenstein. Richly deserved: Andrew has grown revenues by more than 30%. Actually, Andrew would never say that. Let me get that right. We have grown revenues by more than 30%. With Andrew, it’s always a We. Go, team!
Reddit's Alexa ranking is 8: http://www.alexa.com/topsites
That's better than Amazon (11), Twitter (16), Instagram (18), LinkedIn (23), and Netflix (34). Yet it seems to me that any of those five is more likely to come up in day-to-day conversation than reddit.
For one reason or another, most reddit users don't like to talk about the fact that the use the site.
Ajattelin The_Akulaisilta loppuvan energian vaalien jälkeen, mutta nyt niiden energiataso taitaa olla taas yli 9000.
Tämä oli ihan naurettava veto /u/spez'ltä, Reddit on nykyään Alexan mukaan maailman 27. vierailluin sivu ja jenkeissä 8. vierailluin. Ei näin merkittävän sivun johtaja voi toimia noin.
People used to think, and some still do, that Reddit is a secret club that no one knows about. But these days it is the 24th most popular website worldwide, 7th in the us. Source.
I honestly think it would be a bad move. I know it is the popular opinion that reddit might be a sinking ship but I think it takes much more to take it down.
If you look at google trends the hype for voat has allready droped down a lot. And if you take a look at alexa to compare the visitor numbers it just isn't even comparable (voat shows to have fewer visitors than a week ago there too)
It is possible that we see reddit going down slowly. But I just don't believe it. There was a (hype-)hate-train last week, that is sure. And not everything is perfect with this platform.
But people have settled here now. It is going to take quiet a lot of dramas for voat to grow.
So why do I advice against doing an app for it? It just isn't worth it. Redditsync might suffer in the process and with all the alternatives we have for apps I think that you could quickly fall behind (even though you are ahead now). I think people might be jumping to another app quicker than they might be going to voat.
I just thought I'd give a counterpoint to all the postive answers I saw here. In the end we know nothing for sure and it is down for your decision.
Oh and I know this is reddit and you all gonna want sources for my statements:
Alexa says rank 6000 USA and rank 20000 worldwide. Big one. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/lewrockwell.com
Good summary and timeline in the article. Pro-GamerGate stance throughout. Closing words:
> Gamers, and Gamergate supporters, come in all makes and models. Both sexes and all colors and creeds are well represented, as the #NotYourShield hashtag revealed, and practically every notch on the political spectrum is covered. But the overwhelming message of Gamergate is a purely libertarian one: “Leave us alone to make the games we want to make and play the games we want to play.”
I think you greatly overestimate people that are annoyed by click-bait versus people who click on the article because of the click-bait. There's a reason why people do it, unfortunately.
EDIT: Before you downvote for disagreeing with me. Buzzfeed is the 39th most popular site in the US, solely based on click-bait headlines. Tech savvy redditors are the minority, not the majority.
Not really, this might be your perception. See Alexa's top sites for the huge amount of Chinese, Indian and Russian sites : http://www.alexa.com/topsites
Also, countries like Brazil or Spain have a whole internet culture of their own. Reddit is practically unknown in Spain, replaced with Forocoches (a sort of crappy 4chan in content, with Something Awful format), Meneame (a reddit clone) and stuff like El Mundo Today (very similar to The Onion).
This happens in most countries in the world, but SPECIALLY in non-english speaking countries.
AOL still has a shit load of money. A lot of huge personal care/household goods companies still advertise with them (P&G, Unilever etc), because a LOT of moms still use the homepage for some reason.
EDIT: 18th most visited site in the US
In the last month they gained an enormous amount of traffic, and going up almost 40,000 positions in the worldwide ranks of the most visited websites, reaching #20,000~ while reddit went down from 24th position to the 32nd in just 3 months.
Pretty significant, I'm sure they won't try to fuck with Google anymore.
Their traffic has gone down a bit, but all in all it won't be a major blow because they've got a large lead on any other lyrics site.
For point of reference Forbes started blocking ads at the start of March, so after a short bump their site started tanking, but they were already heading downwards.
Wired started blocking adds in February, but they were already tanking from their November peak, so it's hard to say that adblock user blocking had any direct effect.
Fortune started blocking adblockers in December, but they were also already seeing the start of a decline when they did that.
This is huge.
I can't think of a more significant business to adopt Bitcoin so far. Anyone?
Edit: WordPress.com is ranked 22 for global traffic (at Alexa). We have a new record! (Note, their ranking excludes blog subdomains; see Alexa's FAQ.)
Today I learned that 4chan, an obscure image board, has more power and influence than 79,000 other websites with more traffic.*
* Numbers according to Alexa
P.S. I'm aware that Alexa is far from accurate, yet I don't doubt there are thousands of websites more trafficked than the halfchan.
A quick Google search of 'Reddit demographics by country' yielded me this:
Scroll down to "Audience Geography" and check the percentage of US visitors, if you require a source about something so incredibly obvious.
Wow, users of an American site with nearly half its traffic from the US upvoted relevant comparative information having to do with the US. Won't these Americans stop talking among themselves about how their country compares to others?
What a weird thing to complain about...
Reddit should also go after the astroturfers and fake reviewers on here. Here are 60+ links discussing astroturfing, mostly from the mainstream press.
Reddit is the 8th largest website in the US and 3rd for social media. The front page reaches an audience of the same size as the largest television news stations. Of course there are a bunch of shills on here.
THIS we know has happened before, upvotes are not registered for a period of time on new posts and massive downvotes to counteract our energy.
The worst part about the whole moving goalposts is that (1) Hill's hired a firm to manipulate social media, (2) Google meets with Obama regularly, (3) Facebook (a) censors conservative groups and (b) in the last election, admitted that people who put "Voted for Obama" on their timeline had that show up more on their friend's feeds than those who "Voted for Romney" which could affect the bandwagon voters, and (4) Reddit has been used for years unimpeded for political organizing.
The Ron Paul Revolution had a massive presence, Obama to a lesser extent, and this guy called Barnie Saunders. Paul had a similar set of more extreme views that challenged the Fed and soft currency, maybe there weren't as many shitposts. Were the "Masters of the Universe" not threatened by him as much as with Trump?
Younger users may not remember that Geocities beget MySpace beget Facebook (when only for College students) beget Digg beget Reddit. We have to be prepared to abandon ship. In my opinion, I don't think Voat is the answer. The summer prior to Digg 3.0, Reddit was acquired by Conde Nast. At that time, there were 70,000 unique daily visitors and 700,000 page views, source. I'm not paying for their service, but Alexa pegs their traffic at less than 18,000 per day. Even if by some miracle, that number was users, it still is less than a third of Reddit's original traffic.
I'm still not sure why other firms haven't picked up on the need for another mass exodus.
Here is the actual data (2014) on where Americans travel for anyone interested. Doesn't seem to match up with /r/travel posts all that well at all. Italy is 6th and Japan just 14th and Thailand doesn't even make the top 20.
Also by the way Reddit is overwhelmingly American according to Alexa at 46.6% of visitors with the next largest user base the UK at 7%.
"Reach" of these sites according to alexa.com:
funnyjunk.com - 0.03% (I'm being kind and rounding up)
reddit.com - 0.66%
While not definitive, it's indicative that reddit is handling 20 times the traffic.
Yeah, and that's the thing - people do stop using them and then they reverse their decision but still complain about it left and right. Eg forbes. I used to see and get links to that site multiple times a week. I haven't seen one in like a month at least now.
Doesn't seem to really be helping: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/forbes.com
Why? They're a pretty popular site. Does it bother you that imgur has a team? Noun Project? Reddit, for that matter? I get that the 'content' seems silly, but the service was very real. There was a demand, and they provided.
Mako is a fairly popular Israeli news and entertainment site belonging to Keshet Broadcasting - one of the biggest media groups in Israel, and one of the two operators who run the main commercial television channel in Israel (Channel 2). They also have their own independent news service.
The original story was reported by Shimon Ifargan - an Israeli journalists, who was formally responsible for covering the south news for Ma'ariv - Israel's second largest newspaper. He has been employed by Mako for over two years now, covering security and defense news.
He himself isn't located in the strip, but he almost certainly has local sources in the strip, as do most reputable defense journalists in Israel.
Edit to respond to /u/_PM_ME_SOMETHING 's edit: According to Alexa, Mako.co.il is the 10th the most popular site in Israel by traffic. I would say that fits the description of "fairly popular" (for comparison, US's 10th most popular site according to Alexa is Craigslist).
Imgur is now the 42nd most visited US site, Reddit being the 45th.
As it always is with the worth: it depends on what the buyer is willing to pay. But if I had to make a random wild stab in the total pitch-black dark I'd say anything from around 2 to 25 million dollars?
Although , I do remember a post from half a years or so ago by the creator of imgur, commenting on price estimates, that he'd gladly meet a person willing to offer that much.
You kid, but this submission is at #21 on /r/all after only about 2 hours, and reddit is the #11 website in the US according to Alexa.
Edit: and now it's #1 on /r/all.
> go full SJW
So you mean lose all chance at surviving in the long term?
They dropped 100 places in the last 3 months
Page views are down nearly 50%.
Maybe Cracked should ask Kotaku/Gawker how their sites are doing after siding with SJWS? ( The answer is not very good---Gawker executives are jumping ship. )
Predominantly is American owned, American administered and predominantly American populated.
USA - 54%
UK - 8%
Canada - 6%
Australia - 3%
Germany - 2,5%
I am the one who had translated the thing. www.donanimhaber.com is one of the earliest hardware news website of Turkey. So they are really really credible. Maybe Computerbase.de talked for 1700. 1800x is the best bin. If 1700 can reach 4 Ghz(we know this from OCUK forum) under AIO, 1800x shall definitely do 4,4 all cores. And that is fantastic for 8 cores. Here is the Alexa ranking; http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/donanimhaber.com
How Reddit Got Huge: Tons of Fake Accounts - According to Reddit cofounder Steve Huffman, in the early days the Reddit crew just faked it ‘til they made it.
Another claim in the article is a bit outdated. Reddit is actually the 7th largest website in the United States. Of course there will be governments and corporations here interested in swaying your opinion.
I encourage all to read through the Astroturfing Information Megathread. Everything we know about shills is there. When you put it all together, it actually paints quite an alarming picture of the internet.
>If you check the Alexa charts, it's working.
How is it working? The numbers have been falling since she took office and are now the same as they were in December.
Except for being one of the most popular webcomics, giving $40,000,000 to charity, and hosting the largest series of gaming conventions in the world.
Yeah, other than that, they're irrelevant.
Things* are not looking up.
I agree, since the last week or so they've officially entered the Death Spiral. Once they started the auto-loading of heavy graphics, hospice has been waiting by the phone.
In fairness, once they restricted the real news from it, it had no place to go... who could grow a PC buzzfeed with a local budget?
edit: *see grelphy's posts below on how this class of analytics are suspect.
Well, most people know what Reddit is so they'd understand the reference. I don't think that's cringey.
It's 9^th place in USA.
27^th in the world.
That's pretty fucking popular.
Imgur, once dependent on Reddit, has completely turned Reddit on its head. Imgur (Alexa #70 worldwide) is now far bigger than Reddit (Alexa #120 worldwide) and more universally known.
It's gone from a simple image hosting site to a full-blown independent picture-posting/commenting site -- click on any image on the homepage to see what I mean. Users compete for their own karma (called "reputation") using the same upvote/downvote system as Reddit. And since it's designed specifically for images and captions, it's far more effective at being a "funny picture" site than Reddit (and let's face the sad fact -- Reddit is slowly devolving into those dime-a-dozen "vote on funny picture" sites).
I just find it interesting how far things have reversed -- a few years ago, Imgur was posting/begging for people to start using their service on Reddit and Digg. Now, it's universally the best and perhaps the most accepted image host. I have to give Alan and his team credit for making the absolute most of their start from Reddit and creating a genuinely solid service.
I just looked up the rankings in the us, and the only one I saw that was run by fewer was imgur, but you can't really compare an image hosting service to a site like reddit, apples and oranges.
It's not the upvotes directly that do it...
Reddit is a very popular site, in fact its so popular, Alexa ranks it 27th in the world, 10th in the US.
If you scroll down to the bottom, you'll see "Sites linking to Reddit". This is the important bit, which gives the entire site and each thread so much power in Google rankings. This gives links to reddit and links from reddit a lot of "weight".
The more people who link to it, or click a reddit link to the site on google, the higher up the ranking appears (these are obviously not the only factors, nor is the the whole algorithm) for a keyword or thread.
This is (part of) the basis of SEO. So while the actual upvoting doesn't matter, the more people who see it, the more who link to or from it, and the higher up in the rankings it goes. Reddit has awesome power.
Would you like to know more?
They're a left-leaning UK paper that also has a popular online edition in Australia.
Redditors are young (22 years median ^source) and therefore left-leaning, and the UK and Australia are the 4th and 5th most prolific redditors (combined they represent 8.2% of visits ^source).
Edit: add sources and median age was off by a year.
Isn't this the same website that literally blamed male domestic violence victims for their own abuse?
I guess that explains why so few men visit their site
I am not a fan of the good men project. They have a horrible history of mediocre-at-best advocacy for men, and for losing/getting rid of writers that challenged feminist orthodoxy. Even their name exemplifies a serious problem with how masculinity is socially constructed. Their readership aren't men. TGMP is mainly interesting as a study in projection.
I'm also extremely critical of how violence against men is not taken seriously in modern society. I grind my teeth every time I see a man slapped for a social faux pas in some sitcom. I think that there is far too much acceptance of violence against men by women from men and women both.
But even though I didn't agree with all his examples (particularly his position on ironic misandry)- I thought Ally Fogg's greater point in his recent post when offence is not an emotion, but a currency was worthwhile.
A headline like that is mainly irritating in that it appears to trivialize violence, but I joke about wanting to kill people from time to time with close friends, and I'm not actually advocating or trivializing murder. What I sense when I read that headline isn't outrage. Outrage over violence against men is what I feel when I read something like this
Jag tror inte dom törs uppdatera designen. För det första är Blocket en av Sveriges mest besökta hemsidor, för det andra måste medelåldern för besökarna vara rätt hög. :P
I think it was 50/50 before the happening, I checked a couple of months ago
edit: wayback machine confirms that, it was normal until 2014/01/01, then next save was 2014/07/02, right before the big invasion, it was already strangely feminized
It's not a niche website at all. It's the fifth most popular website according to the Alexa rankings for the UK. You only know of two other people that use it because of the nature of the website not being based around 'friends' or 'followers'
wrong 4chan: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/4chan.org it's ranked 441 in the world (the wall st journal is at 511 for context), and rank 175 in the US. i think 4chan really is powerful; basically everyone who grew up with the internet knows 4chan.
I question the staying power while admitting it would be a huge success initially.
There's no doubt a market for these fringe political news "networks" but no one has struck oil. Sarah Palin tried it, failed. Glenn Beck tried it, and is in the process of failing. There's a couple more high profile examples and dozens of small timers.
Somehow I think that Trump losing would tarnish his reputation somewhat, even though there are going to be a lot of unhappy people.
According to Alexa.com around 45% of users are from the US.
Still the largest nationality, but I think it's good to keep in mind that according to these statistics around half of the comments we read daily are not by Americans.
That's assuming people, regardless their country of origin, are just as likely to post/comment.
On Reddit at least, there's maybe twice as many men, according to these obviously unscientific sources:
It's not totally unreasonable to assume somebody is going to be a few of these: male, 20-something years old, white, unmarried, from the United States, went to or currently in college. That's definitely not the majority of the population of the internet as a whole - and that's just including English speakers.
You don't notice when people are making those other assumptions as often because it's easy and common to drop a gendered pronoun.
The Alexa picture looks pretty bad:
Its global traffic rank is tanking.
Want to see something really funny in the light of Correct The Record shills? Alexa, because of its agreements with backbone providers, is able to discern traffic patterns that are otherwise invisible to the public.
What's #4 on related sites? Brock's mediamatters.org. It's like visit Brock for the daily talking points and then dump them on DailyMarkos.
> Is there anything suggesting that this whole situation hasn't actually made the site more popular?
Hm, I looked at two sources and they both seem to indicate traffic actually DID go down in June/July, or at least didn't increase.
Maybe the articles about reddit only interested reddit users?
She destroyed her own career and she doesn't realize that the ONLY reason that her career is thriving NOW is because she gets people talking because she's a key figure in gamergate. The second that gamergate goes away and becomes history she will quickly realize that she destroyed her own career.
NO COMPANY is going to hire the women that spawned gamergate and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in loses to multiple companies due to bad publicities, companies do not want that risk, companies do not like their name brand being tarnished and no company will accept that risk.
Leigh still doesnt realize that the only people paying attention to her are non gamers who are in the gamergate battle, the second gamergate ends or those SJW's get bored of GG her main source of page views will quickly get decimated. She brags about attacking gamers while writing for another genre of gamers without realizing the fake support SJW's give to anyone who fights on their side.
The old boys club of gaming journalists don't have to be your main source of information. The old boys club is over.
M-am uitat la bulgari și e o situație similară, dar cu alte domenii. cred că e ceva blackhat seo targetat la alexa.
E imposibil ca un site de cams să fie mai vizitat decât olx/emag. Dacă era unul free mai ziceam.
Sau ar mai putea să fie adevărat prin prisma celor 2000 de popups si reclame si pop-unders care iti apar cand vrei să vezi un serial pe unul dintre mizerabilele site-uri de streaming.
45% alone for the us.
4.8% for canada.
top ranking numbers for the eu are:
the uk: 5.1%
It's not 70-80%, but there is a predominance of na visitors.
accoring to Alexa about 62% of the reddit population comes from the US yet bring up piracy and 100% of the people are from an area where they can't get legal access to content.
Yes, because these thugs are patrolling reddit looking for connections to extort and have the computer savviness to track the anonymous person on the internet down, because it's such a huge priority to them. Never mind there is a plethora of other, far easier ways to get this information, and most of them actually in El Salvador more than likely don't even have reliable internet access. Get real
Edit: Just for kicks, I looked up the site traffic and less than 5,000 unique visitors a day from El Salvador go on reddit. http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/reddit.com. For a country of 6.3 million+, that is extremely low. Let's be EXTREMELY generous and pretend none of the users are ex-pats or other westerners living there (obviously they are, but I'm giving you some leniency). That is 0.00079% of the population. Yeah. Clearly they are monitoring this shit in droves.
Facebook is the 2nd most popular website in the world. Why do people keep saying it's dying?
I don't get it. Just because you don't use facebook anymore doesn't mean others stopped using it. myspace and friendster were never good sites. They never changed the way they appealed to people the way facebook did.
Lots of early websites busted back then. Facebook wasn't one of them. Saying facebook had anything in common with friendster and MySpace besides falling under the very broad category of social media is naive.
This might surprise you, but based on some of your browser's data, data you input in sites like Google, Amazon, Facebook and such, websites can tell what gender you are so that they show you appropriate ads. Websites like Alexa exist solely for the purpose of doing this type of analysis. http://www.alexa.com/
Hace poco chusmeaba Alexa por una discusión que hubo acá de si reddit era un sitio "under" o no. Arshentina: http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/AR
En redes sociales está así: Facebook está #3, Taringa! está #9, Twitter #13, Instagram #16.
Reddit recién sale en el puesto #44. Mientras que a nivel USA está #4 y a nivel global está #7, acá en Argentina reddit es poco popular aún.
Well I found some very limited data on:
So all I can tell you is that New Zealand and Iceland are pulling pretty far above their weight, and that Germany is not.
Reddit is the 7th most visited site in the US, 24st globally. I'd say it's pretty mainstream. Source
Edit: For comparison, 4chan is the 46,750th most visited site in the US
my sources are daily IT news feeds, sites and /r/'s like /r/sysadmin, and IRL memory (might need a memtest)
here i found one from theRegister that kind of sums up a lot of info. As i can see theRegister have once in 2010 misrepresented the work of a professor, but i see their stuff as light but founded reading. you could check their credibility if you're up for it here is one site for that
Rebecca Watson was the "Anita" of the SJW movement in the Atheist community a little more than 2 years ago - if you belonged to any of the Atheist social circles, /r/atheism especially, then #gamergate is dejavu to the extreme.
So now, 2 years later, they have Atheism+, which is basically SJWs who are also Atheists.
They have their own conferences now after decrying regular ones as sexist, they have their own forums and blogs (FreeThoughtBlogs) because ours were sexist, etc.
And, of course, they were extremely pissed that the "New Atheism" movement was started by 4 white men.
They've even gone as far as to blacklist Ayaan Hirsi Ali as being sexist, a woman who actually WAS the victim of rampant misogyny in Mogandishu and fights for women's right now in Holland - I would highly recommend looking into her, she's awesome.
So yeah, as far as me personally, this lady right here [Watson] is the reason I'm trying to do what I can for #gamergate; I've seen what SJWs can do to movements.
Thankfully, her group cut themselves off like a cancerous tumor and considered us "beneath them". Now, their (headquarters](http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/freethoughtblogs.com) is not even a blip on the Internet while /r/atheism is still going strong.
*ninja edit - and yes, she was calling us a bunch of 14-year-old boys.
*another edit - WTF, I just realized this is in /r/againstatheismplus, you guys know all this shit, lol. Sorry, thought I was recapping for the gaming community. If you're wondering what is going on in the gaming community, watch TheInternetAristocrat on youtube, he's kinda like Atheism's Thunderf00t.
At three years-old, it's by far the youngest manga on that list (the second youngest being ten years-old), so it hasn't had the time to gain a large following, but the fact that its currently-small following has given it enough positive reviews to break into the top ten merely three years after it started serialization is pretty significant^1-- it shows that it's doing something right, and that it has great potential to be known as a classic.
Also, MAL is very likely the most frequently visited anime site there is, and the short answer of what this implies is that it's likely that its ratings, even for manga, reflect global tastes, albeit with a western bias.
As a side note, people are complaining that it's not a "serious work of art" and therefore doesn't deserve to be a top-rated manga, but, for those of you who understand Grand Blue, let's be honest-- it does a very good job at achieving what it set out to do (being a slapstick gag comedy that's somewhat ecchi) and isn't that what counts?
What is Blame! without Nihei's bleak and dystopian setting, somber art, and disturbing eldritch designs?
What is One Piece without its happy-go-lucky camaraderie, shounen art, and a story that keeps its readership captive?
What is Monster, Pluto, or 20th Century Boys without Urasawa's proven method of portraying mysteries?
I won't say that the above examples display depth or brilliance, because that's not the point of the rating ranking (this is not to say that they aren't deep or brilliant), but I will say that they've brilliantly accomplished what they set out to accomplish, and that's what earned them their spots in manga's hall of fame.
> Breitbart is the 45th most trafficked website in the United States
> You guys lost the information wars
If Alexa rankings prove which tribe is winning the "information wars," then it certainly isn't the alt-right.
In the top 75 most frequented websites in the U.S., there are 6 liberal and 2 conservative "news sources." For God's sake, Breitbart barely beat out the Huffington fucking Post:
CNN is 22nd
NY Times is 31st
MSN is 37th
Breitbart is 45th
Huffington Post is 48th
Fox News is 49th
Washington Post is 52nd
VICE is 64th
Nearly 48% of redditors are American. The second largest userbase comes from the UK with 7.6%.
I think all countries could benefit from comparing their actions to the actions of countries who are doing something great. It's a demographic coincidence that the US is the most heavily discussed.
Alexa ranking of snapdeal is 13 in India compared to flipkart which is at 5. So there are definitely people who are visiting Snapdeal.
>reddit, a relatively niche community
It's not as niche as you might think. Reddit.com has a global Alexa score of 61 and a US Alexa score of 24. In the US, that puts them above Netflix, MSN, AOL, Fox News, New York Times, Pornhub, NBC, etc, etc. It's estimated that 6% of online Americans are redditors - that might not be facebook levels of mainstream, but it's still pretty damn impressive. Between the sheer numbers and the typical redditor demographic being somewhat harder to reach through traditional channels, at least the concept of fairly large players taking an interest in the default subs isn't at all unreasonable.
why would you conclude that this TIFU is fake by the simple fact OP wrote "ancle"?
You know, english isn't the only language in the world.Only around 6 out of 10 redditors are coming from an english-speaking country...
And "ancle" really seems like a spelling mistake an average german could do if he did not pay attention...
Looking at the traffic for RPS and Traffic for Gamasutra they both are getting hit hard which I am getting a joy out of. It is sad seeing RPS go, they were a really great site, but I put the blame on john walker for being turned into a stepford wife of the SJW crowd and turning RPS into a platform for their agenda.
On the flipside, the escapist magazine traffic has gotten a nice spike since the leaked mail showed they were one of the few to question the ethics and shadiness going on.
>Ei todellakaan ollut mikään pieni ja harmiton virhe, äijä hyppäs just naama edellä erittäin äkäseen muurahaispesään. Pitäs miettiä vähän seuraamuksia ennen tekoja, varsinkin kun johtaa sivustoa joka oikeasti saattaa olla ns. internetin etusivu
Reddit on nykyään Alexan mukaan maailman 27. vierailluin sivu ja jenkeissä 8. vierailluin.
>>(JOS asia olisi vakava, asia olisi eri, mutta kun kyse näyttää olevan käytännössä toimarin spammaamisesta.)
>Tää ei ollut vakavaa, harmi vaan että nyt isot massat alkaa yhdistelemään tätä toisiin juttuihin ja toteaa, että jos nyt niin miks ei aina ennenkin? Se on mahdotonta tässä vaiheessa kääntää niitten päitä, kun meni tällätteen jalustan antamaan. Helvetin hyvä esimerkki siitä, miten tietyssä asemassa pieni virhe voi oikeastaan olla ihan vitun massiivinen loppupeleissä. Jos etusivua vilkasee, niin siellä on monta subreddittiä täynnä keskustelua asiasta ja enemmistöt on selkeesti sitä mieltä, että tää oli ehdoton ei ei ja eroamisilmoitusta odotellaan jo. En itse edelleenkään ole samaa mieltä asiasta, mutta voi voi, minkäs teet.
Jos näin oltaisiin tehty esim. /r/Sandersforpresident'in käyttäjille, paskamyrsky olisi huomattavasti suurempi. The_Donald on ns. helppo kohde tälle toiminnalle, koska moni inhoaa sitä, mutta ei se oikeuta tätä.
I think you may be underestimating Reddit's popularity in the Netherlands.
The source is one of the most popular Hungarian language internet portals.
There have been a Jezebel apologist from time to time around here. But for the most part I agree (and am very glad).
But that's not really the point, though. The question we need to be asking ourselves is not whether or not Jezebel spews vile hate and vitriol. The proper question is how big is their audience, and what can we learn about the zetigeist by the audience that is eager to consume that hate and vitriol.
According to Alexa, Jezebel.com is currently the 292 highest traffic generating US domain, and not quite in the top 1000 worldwide. That puts it in the same neighborhood as sites like opentable.com, DailyKos, NBA.com, VRBO, match.com, and Disney.
Though you're making noises like they don't matter, in fact they do. They have an extremely sizable constituency, and presumably that constituency goes there in part because their interests and opinions align with Jezebel's editorial policy and position.
That's sort of what we assume about Fox News viewers, isn't it? I'm pretty sure the same applies here.
When the editor of a website says horrible, hateful things....well....then that's just a person. When that website has hundreds of thousands or even millions of adherents. That's a very, very different thing.
It's like this: Trump isn't going to be president. But the fact that around 15-20% of the electorate wants him to be should be a cause for concern for us. Likewise, the Jezebel editorial stance given Jezebel's relative popularity should be a cause for concern.
It is a business, with real money, to farm up accounts with good standing that can then be sold as mouthpieces to PR agencies for advertising companies or governments or what have you. Reddit is the 33rd most popular site in the world and the 9th most popular in the United States according to Alexa and its unique user/karma system means that users are more likely to pay attention to a mouthpiece that has had its submission 'assisted' to the top of the pile. You can do damage control, you can advertise a new product, you can anonymously slander your opponents, and if you can disguise your wares as content and keep slackjawed office drones happy for a few seconds, they might even start shilling for you without needing to be paid.
You didn't think people would let an opportunity like that go to waste, did you?
Bullshit. The thing got media attention, people try it, and they don't come back.
Wanna see another social network in the process of failing? Check out Ello
Because the problem is lots of popular streamers gets 3 million viewers, which is why I think the numbers are bullshit. I regularly see Dota 2 pros get like 3 million viewers, and it's not just one site, it's 5 different sites who regularly claim this.
Also, Alexa, which measures site traffic, is saying that some of these streaming sites that pull seemingly millions of viewers each day, aren't even that popular: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huya.com http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/zhanqi.tv http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/douyutv.com
Here's IGN. I don't see a similar drop.
Joystiq has dropped but that might be for the same reasons - they do post some of this SJW stuff although they mostly seem to just aggregate news and not post as much opinion.
What site should we use for comparison?
That's funny, considering the_donald was running reddit for several months up until the election. Anything anti-trump was downvoted.
It's almost as if reddit is the 7th largest website in the U.S (source) which means the user base is made up of people from all walks of life, and political ideologies. It's almost as if... you instead probably get downvoted for making shitty critiques. I've seen valid critiques, well-thought out and written critiques of both parties get highly upvoted.
Reddit is simply too large to be dominated or ovetaken by a single party for any extended length of time.
It's kind of confusing to me that Americans make up such a huge chunk of Reddit users:
Half of users are from the US even though less than 20% of people with internet access are American.
Stack overflow has a global ranking of 62 on alexa, which is very high. There are only 61 websites in the world that score higher. So while you might be right that it wouldn't scale to the top 10 sites (which have many times the traffic), it does show you can easily get into the top 100 websites on the internet with a relatively simple software stack if done correctly.
Pro-tip, Reddit gets around <strong>35 million</strong> unique views per month. Chances are that you know a shit ton of people who visit one of the most popular websites in the world.
According to Alexa, reddit is the 24th most visited website in the world, and the 7th most visited website in the US. Pretty much any company, cause, event, person, whatever, who had a social media presence is interested in good exposure on reddit.
The more incoming links Bitcoin.com has, the more likely it is to be ranked ahead of Bitcoin.org. The current stats:
Reddit is actually extremely popular.
Each one of these stat sites uses different metrics so they are not 100% accurate, but good enough to compare:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/reddit.com 9th most visited website in all of the USA 31st in the whole world.
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/reddit.com/ 77th in the world
https://www.quantcast.com/reddit.com 99th in the world
Think about all the sites that ever exist in the world, reddit is the 1% of the 1% of the 1%
THANK YOU! Seriously, effin Americans on this site... Leader of the free world, highest office in the world, greatest country in the world... They think so highly of themselves. Yes, there are a lot of great things about America, but there are also a huge number of really fucked up things!
Every other citizen on this site thoughtfully says where they're from when they make a comment about their country, eg. "us Canadians kicked ass at Vimy Ridge!". You can always tell who's American because they refer to their country as "we", eg. "we joined the war after Pearl Harbour". Yeah, I get that the largest group on Reddit are Americans, but they still only make up 47% (reference) of the traffic. So you're more likely to be talking to a non-American than an American.
Ugh. Just something I had to get off my chest. I'll take the downvotes now. Sorry for the rant.
Sincerely, a ticked off Canadian.
Reddit is the 9th most visited website in the United States, and 26th most visited in the world. And super-PACs have been investing millions of dollars into controlling the discourse on websites like reddit and twitter.
There is a lot of money involved in a presidential election. The moderators of the largest political subforum on the 9th most popular website in the USA would be prime targets for recruitment, they have a lot more sway than many redditors would imagine.
It's a war he's going to lose. Whether he likes it or not the folks on this sub pay his bills. Attacking people here isn't really the brightest thing to do given the circumstances. I unsubscribed in December (and hadn't listened for months prior to that). The analytics on his website show that viewership took a massive hit in the new year, and perhaps that's why he is channeling his anger here. All the top searches directing towards his site are for Gavin too.
Right here, and strangely smaller than digg.com.
Edit: Ah, should have read the "About":
>The map of the Internet is a photo shot of the global network as of end of 2011 (however, baloons show actual statistics from Alexa).