7 thoughts on “How Many Google Talk’rs Really?”

  1. I find that number ridiculously low. The people in my “chat circle” don’t necessary constitute a representative set, but lets say 90% of my chatting is via gtalk. Do people who use the talk from the gmail interface count (that accounts for the majority of my gtalk traffic)?

  2. Are they distinguishing between using google talk as an IM program, using google talk to for voip, or using google talk within gmail? from my limited experience, it seems that google talk within gmail especially has picked up considerably and created more interest in the application than the stand alone client because it is easy to use in work places were IM clients are kept off the computer. Yes, there are plenty of options, with Meebo, etc, but GMail is already a popular choice, especially for people as they graduate college and need a new email account, and so it has been a natural progression for people without AIM in the office. If I know 20 people who use it, the population at large has to be significant.

  3. I use Google Talk in GMail & on my BlackBerry. For VOIP, I’m still using Skype…especially since it’s free for the rest of the year.

  4. The number seems pretty low. Still, I have friends that work at Google who don’t use their GTalk. Go figure.

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