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Are you interested in watching an interview about fluther from 14 years ago?

Asked by JLeslie (65476points) March 13th, 2023 from iPhone

YouTube sent me this as a suggestion. I don’t remember ever searching YouTube about fluther.

I thought some of you might be interested. At the very end they give some stats.

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janbb's avatar

Wow! Thanks for posting, @JLeslie. Hard to believe they had 200,000 visitors per month and about 10,000 members at one time.

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb I thought the same thing about the numbers. That’s why I wanted to mention it so people watched to the end. I’m glad you liked it.

janbb's avatar

@JLeslie Funnily, I’ve been on it since a year or two after the beginning and I don’t remember there ever seeming to be that many members although there certainly was more activity than now.

Jeruba's avatar

Thanks, @JLeslie, very interesting.

flutherother's avatar

Thanks for posting @JLeslie . Very interesting.

chyna's avatar

I had not seen that before. Thanks @JLeslie for posting that!

kevbo1's avatar

That was the heyday. Nice find!

Forever_Free's avatar

Very Interesting. I didn’t know that people get shunned.

Caravanfan's avatar

I’m actually a little sad watching that video, watching them talking about their dreams about the site.

jca2's avatar

I agree, @Caravanfan and hearing them talk about how much it was growing, at that time, and now is barely holding on.

janbb's avatar

That’s true but on the other hand, how many sites are still in existence 15 years on!

Caravanfan's avatar

@janbb Mostly probably because it doesn’t cost him much and he doesn’t have to pay anybody.

janbb's avatar

@Caravanfan True but it’s also the fact that there are loyal members.

filmfann's avatar

Fascinating stuff!
The numbers surprised me. 10k members after a year?

jca2's avatar

@filmfann I remember a time around 2008–2009 when there were so many members! That said, I am wondering if, of the 10k, there were a lot who joined but didn’t post, or didn’t post much.

janbb's avatar

@jca2 Yes, we never had that many posting for sure.

Jons_Blond's avatar

I would often share this video when a new user would ask how Fluther started. I believe it was originally shared on the site when Fluther interviews were a thing.

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