If Metafilter Were A Country, It Would Be Larger Than Swaziland
November 19, 2010 11:25 PM   Subscribe

The website Sharenator introduces Webempires which aims to visualize every website on the web.

Metafilter's daily visitors would require the equivalent of 13 Texas Rangers stadiums to hold them all.
posted by hippybear (19 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
1 in every 1,403 internet users visit Trafficswarm.com daily

out of 1,966,514,816 users? really?
posted by victors at 12:06 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Their stadium pool is fairly simple; it seems that any website with more than a couple million daily visitors is compared to Texas Stadium (capacity 100,000). 21 Texas Stadiums for 4chan.org is impressive, 1203 Texas Stadiums for qq.com is meaningless.
posted by clorox at 12:07 AM on November 20, 2010


Wikipedia is right behind Indonesia. Better watch yer arse, Jakarta!
posted by frodisaur at 12:09 AM on November 20, 2010


I tried checking how large MetaFilterLand would be if it had the ideal population density ratio of 75 per square kilometer and guess what: it's above Swaziland and below Kuwait. Hurray, all is right with the world!
posted by Senza Volto at 12:16 AM on November 20, 2010


I tried this out, using a site with a significant Japanese audience.

Those little people pictures are a bit...
posted by KChasm at 12:23 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


You are correct, Kchasm.

At least the little person representing Iran didn't have a turban and shouted "durka durka jihad!"
posted by munchingzombie at 12:42 AM on November 20, 2010


1) That's the new Cowboys stadium that has a capacity of 100,000. 2) It's not called Texas stadium, that was the old one they just tore down that had a capacity of 65,000. 3) The Texas Rangers ballpark holds about 50,000.
posted by dead cousin ted at 12:53 AM on November 20, 2010


How can you be sure they are representing Iran then?
posted by ill3 at 12:53 AM on November 20, 2010


I tried this out, using a site with a significant Japanese audience.

Those little people pictures are a bit...


A bit like they're from a 1940s propaganda cartoon about how sneaky the Chinee are, is the phrase you're looking for.

The Brazilian icon, on the other hand, just seems to imply that South Americans have cartoonish sunburns.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 12:57 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Those little people pictures are a bit...

A bit like they're from a 1940s propaganda cartoon about how sneaky the Chinee are, is the phrase you're looking for.

...LONG TIME" Warning: Link to R rated example.

Notice the billboard in the back. Translate the signs. What are 'we' really "looking at". Is it funny?
Stadium is the analogy does Sadaharu Oh play into it? Is it a camera thing? If I say "size does not matter, it is how long you stay" is that not nice? Does 'stadium' smack of cicvs maxivmus?
webempires?...now a han solo inference might be...disturbing.


my web traffic fills a phone booth.
posted by clavdivs at 2:42 AM on November 20, 2010


My blog is smaller than the Vatican, but TWICE as SEXY. Take THAT, Papa Ratzi!
posted by briank at 5:17 AM on November 20, 2010


Heh...1 in every 66,692,067 for me. A force to be reckoned with! Strength through anonymity!
Also...It would appear that the Vatican is their bottom-end comparison point. Which makes no sense since I have to think that the Vatican actually gets a good amount of traffic.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:01 AM on November 20, 2010


Apparently 5% of all Internet users visit Yahoo.co.jp every day. Holy crap.

Also, yeah, let's talk about your jaundiced, slanty-eyed little men for your representation of "asians," Sharenator. That's not okay.
posted by gc at 6:44 AM on November 20, 2010


Heh...1 in every 66,692,067 for me. A force to be reckoned with! Strength through anonymity! Also...It would appear that the Vatican is their bottom-end comparison point. Which makes no sense since I have to think that the Vatican actually gets a good amount of traffic.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:01 PM on November 20 [+] [!]

I see your 1 in every 66,692,067 and raise you a 1 in 20,000,000. That's an accomplishment, right?

Watch out, The Vatican!
posted by gc at 6:47 AM on November 20, 2010


"... the equivalent of 13 Texas Rangers stadiums ..."

But I don't like baseball.
posted by clvrmnky at 7:15 AM on November 20, 2010


Also, yeah, let's talk about your jaundiced, slanty-eyed little men for your representation of "asians," Sharenator. That's not okay.

Yeah, the little caucasian fellow just looks like a silly cartoon of a little caucasion fellow. The "Asian" fellow seems to be in very poor taste.

Also, unless I've just not come across anything else, the world is simply divided between "white people" and "yellow Asian people with slanty eyes who look like they're going to try to rob / murder you." Google.com.in is apparently used primarily (97%) by caucasian males.

Best option: axe the little pictures altogether, and just use a generic "human" icon to do comparisons, relying on the country flags to show where the people are from.

But, hey, it's not my site, so.
posted by menschlich at 7:45 AM on November 20, 2010


Take that, Mauritius.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:32 AM on November 20, 2010


My blog is smaller than the Vatican, but TWICE as SEXY. Take THAT, Papa Ratzi!

My blog is also smaller than the Vatican. But oddly, not as gay.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:11 PM on November 20, 2010


So it looks like there's nothing bigger than India or China, but google.com (the #1 site in Alexa rankings) is closer to India than it is to the USA. Crazy.
posted by en forme de poire at 8:46 AM on November 21, 2010


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