Don’t count out Propeller yet.
AOL’s stake in social news, previously known as Netscape, has just crossed through the 400,000 registered users mark (as spotted on the realtime user tracker):
Valleywag certainly got me curious about Propeller again after reports of Wil Wheaton seeing the next Propeller version.
Since everyone calls Propeller a Digg clone, here’s a short timeline of where Digg stands with its user base:
8/06 – 500,000
3/7/07 – 1 million
(If anyone’s got a link to a more recent reference to where Digg is at, put it in the comments and I’ll revise. My guesstimate is they are probably getting close to 2 million.)
Compare these community sizes to more recent niche social news site Sphinn, which has 5,759 registered users.
(show the math, you say? ok. Check the current users: 50 per page x 115 pages of users + 9 on last page = 5759).