Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Pull your socks up, Europe

More than 500 million people live in Europe, more than 250 million of them are regular internet users, and 165 of them have visited this blog.

Just over 80% of our European visitors come from the UK. A higher proportion of UK internet users have visited Tlatet than from any other European country. In the UK this amounts to one out of every 300,000 of active internet users (0.00033%). That's more than 5 times the European average of one in 1.5 million internet users who have reached this blog (0.00006%).

It's not entirely surprising that the UK should be most active visitors - given that people in the UK mostly speak the same language, and the posts are largely concerned with places in Southern England. Not to mention the fact that my family are almost all living in the UK.

After the UK, we have reached a higher proportion of internet users in Estonia than in any other European country. Our two different Estonian visitors represent one in 400,000 of Estonia's regular internet users. Everywhere else in Europe, we have reach less than one in a million.

Nobody has visited from Austria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, or Slovenia. 257,211,309 regular European internet users have never visited Tlatet . Around 20% of these unfortunates live in Germany, and 14% in France.

There is so much to do, and so little time. But remember, if you visit Europe this summer, and see somebody using the Internet, they just might be the one in a million (and a half) who has visited this blog. Please pass on our best wishes.

(Based on unique vistor data from Google analytics, combined with demographic and Internet usage data published by Eurostat).

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