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August 03, 2015, 07:05:26 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

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August 03, 2015, 07:08:32 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Just sent a join request. Btw, is it only made on the 31st of July? Only 51 members at the time of this writing. Also, not so much discussion happening yet.

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August 03, 2015, 07:10:19 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/bitcoinchart?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bitcoin/133067610063481?ref=br_rs

There is two pages about bitcoin, one has over 100,000 likes and the other 20,000.

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August 03, 2015, 07:11:12 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Just sent a join request. Btw, is it only made on the 31st of July? Only 51 members at the time of this writing. Also, not so much discussion happening yet.

Ye, I opened it couple days ago, and I only have 100+ friends and added the more open minded of them Cheesy
And only 2/3 of them interested in Bitcoin so of these 50 only these 2/3 remain as real Bitcoin users, but as it's at the beginning I think it's excused I'll try to gain as much attention as possible Cheesy

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August 03, 2015, 07:13:49 AM
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https://www.facebook.com/bitcoinchart?ref=br_rs

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bitcoin/133067610063481?ref=br_rs

There is two pages about bitcoin, one has over 100,000 likes and the other 20,000.

Thank you, but these are pages about Bitcoin itself.
There's plenty more around.
If I am a bitcoin user I don't necessarily want to subscribe to them as they can also keep publishing stuff I'm not really interested in.

My group is ONLY aimed at seeing how many we are.
I will write very very few posts in it.
This means, you join, it's a +1 in the number of users adopting bitcoin.
That's how I intend it.

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August 03, 2015, 07:15:04 AM
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are they trying to count how many BTC users or who are the BTC users?
"how many" is fine but "who is" that's a red flag to me if am to be asked

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August 03, 2015, 07:16:54 AM
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are they trying to count how many BTC users or who are the BTC users?
"how many" is fine but "who is" that's a red flag to me if am to be asked

Well if everyone joins a Facebook group then everyone will be identifiable.

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August 03, 2015, 07:17:43 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Just sent a join request. Btw, is it only made on the 31st of July? Only 51 members at the time of this writing. Also, not so much discussion happening yet.

Ye, I opened it couple days ago, and I only have 100+ friends and added the more open minded of them Cheesy
And only 2/3 of them interested in Bitcoin so of these 50 only these 2/3 remain as real Bitcoin users, but as it's at the beginning I think it's excused I'll try to gain as much attention as possible Cheesy

Well that's good, but I think linking the social media accounts of bitcoin users are not that inviting because you know, bitcoin users want anonymity and all that stuff--linking their social media accounts is actually against that concept. Btw, thanks for accepting my join request. Hope this goes smoothly as possible. Smiley

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August 03, 2015, 07:21:23 AM
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are they trying to count how many BTC users or who are the BTC users?
"how many" is fine but "who is" that's a red flag to me if am to be asked

Well if everyone joins a Facebook group then everyone will be identifiable.

Uhhh so what? You scared? Something dirty going on??? Cheesy

Nobody will know the addresses you use anyway when you pay or receive money.
And I don't think everybody will join, an estimate will still be necessary, but I think that if the thing will run, it will get us to a much clearer number than with other methods.

Criminals will probably not join, and that's good Cheesy

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August 03, 2015, 07:24:07 AM
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are they trying to count how many BTC users or who are the BTC users?
"how many" is fine but "who is" that's a red flag to me if am to be asked

Well if everyone joins a Facebook group then everyone will be identifiable.

Uhhh so what? You scared? Something dirty going on??? Cheesy

Nobody will know the addresses you use anyway when you pay or receive money.
And I don't think everybody will join, an estimate will still be necessary, but I think that if the thing will run, it will get us to a much clearer number than with other methods.

Criminals will probably not join, and that's good Cheesy

So as dotthebeat said, btc users love their anonymity. How are you going to get accurate numbers if half the community will not participate?

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August 03, 2015, 07:26:54 AM
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Nice and neat idea you have. However, I wont be joining the group unless I create another new account. I was banned on Facebook for using fake identity last year. I'm not using Twitter as they are like Facebook. As others said in this thread, most Bitcoiner want to stay anonymous. I doubt this group will be able to count the number of Bitcoin users on Earth. Oh also, some country like China ban Facebook.

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August 03, 2015, 07:27:26 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Just sent a join request. Btw, is it only made on the 31st of July? Only 51 members at the time of this writing. Also, not so much discussion happening yet.

Ye, I opened it couple days ago, and I only have 100+ friends and added the more open minded of them Cheesy
And only 2/3 of them interested in Bitcoin so of these 50 only these 2/3 remain as real Bitcoin users, but as it's at the beginning I think it's excused I'll try to gain as much attention as possible Cheesy

Well that's good, but I think linking the social media accounts of bitcoin users are not that inviting because you know, bitcoin users want anonymity and all that stuff--linking their social media accounts is actually against that concept. Btw, thanks for accepting my join request. Hope this goes smoothly as possible. Smiley

Mhhhh ok I'll try to see if it's possible to render this anonymous, but I think the fact you join the group doesn't affect your privacy settings in any way: if you are not friend of somebody, nothing will be more visible than your name and the other settings you made public.
If you join, people will only know that you have some BTC or you want very much to buy some, and the data you made public anyway.

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August 03, 2015, 07:28:38 AM
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are they trying to count how many BTC users or who are the BTC users?
"how many" is fine but "who is" that's a red flag to me if am to be asked

Well if everyone joins a Facebook group then everyone will be identifiable.

Uhhh so what? You scared? Something dirty going on??? Cheesy

Nobody will know the addresses you use anyway when you pay or receive money.
And I don't think everybody will join, an estimate will still be necessary, but I think that if the thing will run, it will get us to a much clearer number than with other methods.

Criminals will probably not join, and that's good Cheesy

So as dotthebeat said, btc users love their anonymity. How are you going to get accurate numbers if half the community will not participate?

Mhhhh ok, but I don't care, in example.
And I'll take that into account when estimating the real number.
I may make a poll on this forum and ask if the user would disclose his Bitcoin adoption or not.

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August 03, 2015, 07:39:18 AM
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Nice and neat idea you have. However, I wont be joining the group unless I create another new account. I was banned on Facebook for using fake identity last year. I'm not using Twitter as they are like Facebook. As others said in this thread, most Bitcoiner want to stay anonymous. I doubt this group will be able to count the number of Bitcoin users on Earth. Oh also, some country like China ban Facebook.

Mhhhh yeah... maybe it's not such a good idea after all  Lips sealed

I'll keep it open for a while and see how it goes...

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August 03, 2015, 07:55:37 AM
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Check here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=179399.0
Different ways of analysis of Bitcoin users!
This is from the angles of the number of different wallets users.
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August 03, 2015, 08:23:24 AM
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So you want to guage how many bitcoin users there are by how many people join your facebook group? Looks like a cheap way to try get likes in my opinion.

Not to be confused with the user sifter Tongue.
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August 03, 2015, 08:28:50 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Its just a newly opened group on Facebook , already few groups that are popular are doing well anyways its a nice initiative to get good quality members , i have already sent a join request.
waiting to get accepted.

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August 03, 2015, 08:30:34 AM
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So you want to guage how many bitcoin users there are by how many people join your facebook group? Looks like a cheap way to try get likes in my opinion.

It's a FB group, you join a group, not like my profile Cheesy

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August 03, 2015, 08:33:16 AM
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I don't know if this is allowed here, if not I'm sorry for it, just delete the thread.

Anyway, as I'm really curious on how many Bitcoin users are out there and it seems there's no reliable way to estimate it at the moment, I thought this could be a good try.
Quick, easy and inexpensive.
Just ask for subscription, spread the word, and let's see how many will join.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1153361628014629/

Also, remember: the more we are, the more reputation Bitcoin gains... so it's in our interest to manage to make this estimate.

Its just a newly opened group on Facebook , already few groups that are popular are doing well anyways its a nice initiative to get good quality members , i have already sent a join request.
waiting to get accepted.

Thank you.
Other groups, though, as I wrote, are mostly oriented to give you news about Bitcoin or there are groups to increase awareness on Bitcoinmap, which is good, but different from what is this group aim. I won't be spamming anything, unless things evolve in a different direction. I only want to see how many of us are trusting Bitcoin and, well, don't care so much about "privacy".

I'll keep open the group to see how it goes, it would be nice to have a way to say people: "LOOK! WE ARE 1.5 MILLIONS OF REAL PEOPLE USING THIS." I think this would help somewhat pushing Bitcoin into the mainstream, and FB is a great medium for this.

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August 03, 2015, 08:39:08 AM
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So you want to guage how many bitcoin users there are by how many people join your facebook group? Looks like a cheap way to try get likes in my opinion.

It's a FB group, you join a group, not like my profile Cheesy

I don't think that it were be some results with this initiative. There are hundred of peoples that don't like Facebook and don't have a profile there. Then, there are other hundred that haven't read this thread and so cannot join because have no knowledge about it. And maybe there must be another third group that are lazy people and don't bother to go to register to this group. I bet that the number of this group will not be more than 300. When the users of bitcoin are at least 1 million (I guess). Let's see how will go !!!
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