Surveys, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the silent majority

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Fri Jan 9 20:43:21 EST 2009

On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 7:20 AM, Casey Ho <pidgin at> wrote:
> Survey results have been posted:
> Both a summary and raw data are available.
> If you can think of good followup/more detailed questions on a future
> survey, let me know.  Some of the data here is obviously too vague to
> act on.
> Here is some basic analysis of the results (comparing questions
> independently of one another).  Feel free to analyze the data and do
> more complex things.
> Demographics
> -------------------------
> - At least 1/3 of Pidgin users have Pidgin installed on both Linux and Windows.
> - The top reasons why people use Pidgin: It's free (89%), it supports
> all accounts (73%), and it has no ads (70%)
> - The top protocols: MSN (67%), Google Talk (51%), ICQ (44%)

Surprise surprise. MSN is the second most important protocol.

Felipe Contreras

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