Friday, May 25, 2007

LibraryThing bests Vanatu

I get a lot of LinkedIn requests. Today's came with a factoid:
Fact: More people have joined LinkedIn than live in Sweden.

According to this website, that means LinkedIn has more than 9,001,800 members. Which leads me to the following LibraryThing factoids:
Fact: More people have joined LibraryThing than live in Vanuatu.

Vanatu, baby, Vanatu. Not some teeny-weeny place like Tonga, Andorra or Liechtenstein. Vanatu!


Blogger RJO said...

Or: LibraryThing has about the same population as fifth-century Athens.

5/25/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Well now THAT gets into a very tricky, thorny problem.

5/25/2007 9:38 PM  
Blogger Nigel said...

Except in Vanuatu, just about everyone walks everywhere because there are few paved roads (and few cars). I know LibraryThing is a laid back and carefree place, but this comparison may be a little extreme/

5/26/2007 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When can we rise up as one and march on (say)Luxembourg or better still try a full frontal assault on the LoC?

5/28/2007 7:51 PM  
Anonymous mangaroo said...

I have three distinct lifetime accounts, and I assume I am not alone in cataloging collections through multiple accounts. Is it possible LT's true population is 2/3 - 3/4 the number of usernames? (Not that you were thinking of raising an army of catalogers to march on Vanuatu or fifth-century Athens.)

5/30/2007 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd send my two proxies for the rising because someone has to stay behind to look after the missus and the children, so to speak.

And I'm not a coward either......

5/31/2007 7:37 AM  

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