Half A Year Of Meh: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics


We just passed 6 months since we started this experiment up, so I thought I’d check in with a few stats.

We got our 170,000th member today. That’s just the size of some piddly city like Fort Lauderdale (sorry Fort Lauderdalians), but, comparing it to this blog post written 9 years ago by some really smart dude, it took Woot over a year to get to 150,000 members, so we’re growing more than twice as fast as those early days. Before you know it, we’re going to be a Toledo, or even Wichita!

Who are you guys? Well, last time I did this I got stats for usernames that had the word Fred, Geek or Poop in them (189, 163, and 37, respectively) so I figured I’d run the same stats - Fred: 126, Geek: 126, Poop: 52. Analysis? You’ve all gotten a little less geeky and a little more poopy. Oh, and in the last 10 years I guess a third of the Freds have died off. RIP Freds.

It’s no surprise to any regulars that after the US, South Korea brings in most of our visitors, but what country brings the next most people in our list of Countries We Don’t Ship To? Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Given the prevalence of English-speakers there, I'd like to think they come for the writing. After that is Germany, where they really really love ecommerce experiments. Last on our list, we've got 11 countries who brought 1 visitor apiece. Hi Cuban visitor!

As you might’ve gathered from our home page stats, about 37% of our visits are mobile. 41% of those are iPhone, 15% are iPad, and then there’s a long loooong tail of Android devices - 551 Samsung devices alone.

By far and away, most of you get here just directly - typing in Meh, clicking a bookmark, or setting us as your home page (do people do that?). The next big bucket is google, but almost all of those are searches for Meh. Good thing we got a short name - imagine all the wasted keystrokes if you were having to type in generallyapathetic.com every day.

Anyway, while it’s always fun to dig into the visitor numbers, what’s more fun is actually chatting with you all and figure out who you are and how you got here. So, we’ve been here for six months, how long have you been here? And how’d you hear about us?