I collect a lot of information from the OpenSimulator metaversum, both in general, software development, various grids, my home grid Metropolis in particular, and Maggie's and my cluster of regions (the MB Estate "mini continent") in detail, and make various analyses of the data, to better understand what is happening and where things might be heading.
I began compiling detailed statistics for MB Estate in the beginning of 2015, and in the now 8 months since then, its 66 regions have had in total 3035 visits (1775 local and 1260 hypergrid) from 771 unique visitors (424 local and 347 hypergrid), spending 23640 minutes (12023 local and 11617 hypergrid). The visitors originate from 99 unique grids and standalones, the largest ones in terms of time spent being Metropolis (50.8%), OSgrid (16.4%), and Great Canadian Grid (14.0%). They also represent 37 countries on 6 continents, the largest ones in terms of time spent being USA (29.6%), Germany (28.7%), Canada (7.9%), The Netherlands (6.4%), The UK (5.2%), and Australia (5.1%). These data exclude the region residents Magnuz and Maggie Binder.
About half (50.6%) of the unique visitors have spent more than 10 minutes in total at MB Estate, 1/3 (33.5%) more than 20 minutes, 1/4 (23.3%) more than 30 minutes, 1/6 (18.3%) more tham 40 minutes, 1/7 (14.3%) more than 50 minutes, and 1/8 (12.5%) more than 1 hour.
The most popular target regions are Terrains (59.3% of time spent, 66.5% if its affiliate regions MB Sea 65 and Terrains 1-10 are included), Astronomy (4.8%), Maggie's (4.8%), Railway (3.7%), Map (3.7%), Media (3.3%), Europe C (2.7%, 3.9% if the 8 other Europe regions are included), Earth (2.0%), Maze (1.6%) and Maggie (1.3%).
Even if the visitor stats may seem impressive at first, 23640 minutes (394 hours or 16.4 days) in the 244 days measured means an average concurrency (simultaneously logged in users) of 0.067, compared to the Metropolis grid average of at present about 20. If the time spent by Magnuz and Maggie Binder is added, the total time spent increases to 81424 minutes (1357 hours or 56.5 days) and the average concurrency to 0.232, or about 1.2% that of Metropolis. Also, with the count of active unique users the last 30 days at MB Estate having peaked at 184, it means it actually has brushed shoulders with rather well-known grids like ScienceCircle (184), Naras Nook (172) and Anettes Welt (171), in this respect.
To me, the above figures are not meant to boost how grand the MB Estate continent is, but rather to get a grip on what some of the other statistics numbers I see really means. It shows to me how small and fragile the OpenSimulator ecosystem still is. But it also shows how important the hypergrid has become and how international the metaversum is, even seen from the narrow perspective of the few hobby regions Maggie and I run.