Here is a quick question I have for everyone out there that I can’t seem to find a clear cut answer for myself. For all of these sites looking to get users to register for their services how come more of them don’t publicly show you how many users they have on their system? Why must that always be a big secret so that when someone is talking about the service they can only guess at the amount of users they have?
Is it only safe to do after you have 50 million users? I know companies don’t want to be open about everything, but I never saw what was wrong with this. Even if there are just 100 people using the service it would be nice to know that I am not signing up for something where nobody is around. Even if you can’t give active users at least show registered users.
Maybe it is because you can never really give an accurate figure to the amount of people that signup for multiple or spammers looking just to be seen. In any case maybe someone out there has a better explanation than I do.
Originally posted on January 17, 2007 @ 1:18 pm