Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Seven million books

With spooky synchronicity we hit three major milestones today:

  • Seven million books cataloged
  • 100,000 registered members
  • 1,000 groups

The seven-millionth book was added by Liftedviolets, a new member with just over 150 books cataloged. If the profile picture (right) is anything to go by, there’s a lot more to come! The book was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Liftedviolets wins a free paid account—congratulations.

The other two milestones are also big. The 100,000 members is, of course, a little inflated, including members who signed up and didn’t do much of anything. It even has a few sign-up do-overs and test accounts. Still the number has been creeping up, so it’s worth noticing a milestone. We’ve been running around 10% non-English sign-ups, to, and the like.

1,000 groups is also impressive. Groups were only introduced in July. Use has increased of late. The 1,000th group is Ringers of Handbells, “A group for anyone who enjoys the art of English Handbell Ringing.” At present group has just one member, and is private. And that’s all I know!

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