Monthly Archives: April 2010

Some Statistical Numbers About IM

According to data from RescueTime, Y Combinator gave us a report about how world wide users spend their time :

1. 12.44% Outlook
2. 9.55% MS Word
3. 6.60% Gmail
4. 5.42% Excel
5. 4.14% MSN Messenger
6. 3.45% Facebook
7. 2.46% Mail
8. 2.36% Visual Studio
9. 2.26% Thunderbird
10. 2.25% Google
11. 2.18% iTunes
12. 2.17% YouTube
13. 2.07% Google Reader
14. 1.94% PhotoShop
15. 1.90% PowerPoint
16. 1.79% Skype
17. 1.53% Adium
18. 1.21% Notepad
19. 1.21% Wikipedia
20. 1.19% World of WarCraft

We are interesting in chatting statistics:

1. 4.14% MSN Messenger
2. 1.79% Skype
3. 1.53% Adium
4. 1.00% Google Talk
5. 0.82% Pidgin
6. 0.52% iChat
7. 0.49% Yahoo Messenger
8. 0.41% AOL Instant Messenger

It seems that MSN wins the IM battle by this time.

And by RescueTime’s data, report said that users spent 44.6% of their time using communication services. Here is the list:

1. 44.63% Communication/Chat
2. 24.43% Office
3. 11.49% Media
4. 8.07% Information
5. 6.87% Design + Development
6. 1.48% Games
7. 3.o3% Everything Else

Well, online communication or chatting matters a lot to most users.

From our web messenger service, we can tell that:

  1. Average user has about 60 friends in his/her contacts list, while a few users have 400 ~ 500 friends.
  2. About 70% of users have their avatars.
  3. About 25% of users set their status messages.
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