Apologies for the delays in getting these out, folks, we’ve been busy behind the scenes trying to focus on some service improvements, stability, and instrumenting the system to deliver us more internal metrics – such as Teleport problems. I expect to more consistently release these within the second week of each month, to correspond with the week that I’ll be holding office hours. (Note: I have changed my office hours from weekly to monthly to better focus on delivery and service stability)
So, here’s the facts: October is now available in Excel, OpenDocument, and Google doc formats, though you’re likely going to bypass those altogether and look at November stats in Excel, OpenDocument, and Google doc formats since all of the October figures are included in November- excepting the breakouts of active users by country and age brackets, and the breakdown of Logged In users by Gender, which are always specific to the month published. Please check our Metrics Glossary for an understandable set of definitions of the figures we publish in these documents.
Key takeaways: In November, we had another slight reduction in overall Logged In User Hours (our first drop was back in August) that is related to the Unplanned service outages. Overall economic metrics continue to trend slowly upward, including the Lindex exchange figures and resident-to-resident transactions. Premium accounts continue to slowly tick upwards.
Change: Due to data quality concerns under the “Unique” population figures published historically, we are discontinuing publishing this figure. It had several challenges, regarding retroactive cancellation of accounts and the algorithm used for determining uniqueness.
Thanks everyone, and see you early in January for the 2007 Economic wrapup, where I’ll look to format these in an additional simple single-page with the top 10 key figures by month.
[update: Included link for Metrics Glossary page and Changed link to October google doc to one that includes the October Active Users by Age Bracket – the previously published set included “data through” on that tab for November – previous dataset visible here]