[metrics-team] Daily users of Tor Browser
sajolida at pimienta.org
Fri Mar 23 11:57:00 UTC 2018
> On 2018-03-21 17:55, sajolida wrote:
>> sajolida from Tails speaking.
>> I wanted to have a (rough) number of daily users of Tor Browser to
>> compare it to the daily users of Tails (instead of comparing it to the
>> daily users of Tor as a whole).
>> I went up to "Update pings" in "Tor Browser downloads and updates":
>> But I have a hard time interpreting this number from the description of
>> the metric:
>> « Update pings and update requests are requests made by Tor Browser to
>> check whether a newer version is available or to download a newer version. »
>> How often Tor Browser is pinging for updates? Once a day? Every time it
> Fine question. We need to ask the Tor Browser team. Want to ask them
I'll do that and get back to you.
>> I see a big drop from ~2M to ~1M around January 20 so maybe there was a
>> change in the ping policy... or a sudden drop of Tor Browser users?
> Another good question. In this case there's a ticket to investigate this
> drop, but there's no answer yet. Want to ask on the ticket?
Good! So if I understand correctly, I should rather take into account
the numbers after the drop (~1M) than before (~2M).
>> Once I understand that I'm happy to help you improve the description :)
> That would be neat! We have some documentation here, even though that
> doesn't answer the questions you brought up:
> We're already working on improving our documentation. The goal is to
> explain our data well enough that others could reproduce it. This will
> take a few more months. But we're collecting good questions and ideally
> good answers to include in that documentation.
Happy to help :)
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