Two charts today. First a chart of the views by country since February 15. (To make it easier to read, I’ve arbitrarily cut off at the countries with more than 100 views.)
The geographic distribution is really interesting; the top 22 countries include six continents: Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, and Oceania.
More interesting, suppose we normalize by population, and rank by views per million of population:
Interesting. In this view, many countries have more interest than the US. Netherlands is at the top of the rankings; Austria is second, Switzerland third, France drops to fourth, Canada jumps up to fifth. The US is in 13th place, basically the middle of the pack, and not much ahead of Poland and South Africa.
Well, let’s face it; it’s been ten days since we shipped, things (especially things USB) are working pretty well; we won’t get much more attention from the hacker/gamer world until there’s something new to announce. The initial flurry of articles is dying down; Mobile World Congress, folding phones and such are going to be getting all the attention over the next few days.
Don Hui/NovaspiritTech posted a new video of booting Win10 ARM64 on a Pi3 from an SSD. Very nice! (Thanks for mentioning MCCI and ]The Things Network New York](https://thethings.nyc).) Some good benchmarks. It’s clear that for some use cases, with some tuning, this is not an entirely a crazy idea.
WordPress gives some statistics (like google analytics but faster and less creepy) about who’s visiting the site from where. Here’s a map of the last 24 hours or so:
It’s really interesting to me that France is ahead of the US for visits today, and that Japan is number three. In the last few days, Europe has been ahead of North America, and visits from Asia have been quite close to, or slightly ahead of, North America. (The traffic from France led me to search for articles from France, and sure enough, there have ben a lot of posts in the last few days; see today’s media summary.)
I’m also intrigued by the traffic from South Africa and Brazil. My personal goal for this project is to get real computers in the hands of people who otherwise could never afford it: not for YouTube and entertainment, but rather for productivity apps. You can’t write a paper on a smart phone, or create any other kind of text-heavy content.
After we get a week or so of data, I’ll publish my spreadsheet so people can poke around in the information for themselves.
What do you think? Any surprises here for you? Any ideas on how to stimulate traffic from other areas?
Step by step instructions for using the WoR installer to set up a system. Used the WoR approach. The file names in the screenshot are a little worrying as the driver files seem to be from September, and the screen doesn’t show the step of adding the USB drivers. But maybe that’s just the file name.
This is an interesting use case: using the Raspberry Pi as a low-power download engine for Steam games. I hadn’t thought of that, but it’s true, there are probably numerous use cases like this (cloud backup, local file caching, etc.) where performance is not critical but compatibility is.
Like many early posts, these both use the complicated setup procedure. Since the USB driver downloads serve as a landing page, I updated that page to also give instructions for the WoA download.
Overseas and older posts
Puzzled by the traffic we’re seeing from France (#1 in the world!), I decided to do an advanced Google search. I found lots of articles.
This post was not favorable, but hey, it inspired Murray’s download. From the description, it looked as if he was so quick off the draw that he ended up struggling with old and mismatched drivers. He also might not have found the secret method of updating the clock rate. Bless him anyway for checking us out.