Friday, March 13, 2015

How GitHub Conquered Google, Microsoft, and Everyone Else | WIRED

Excerpt from a GitHub profile; also see Bidding farewell to Google Code (Google Open Source Blog)

"After just seven years on the net, GitHub now boasts almost 9 million registered users. Each month, about 20 million others visit without registering. According to web traffic monitor Alexa, GitHub is now among the top 100 most popular sites on earth. Its popularity is remarkable for a site that’s typically used by software coders, not people looking for celebrity news, cat videos, or social chatter. “If you look at the top 100 sites,” says Brian Doll, GitHub’s vice president of strategy, “you’ve got a handful of social sites, thirty flavors of Google with national footprints, a lot of media outlets—and GitHub.”"
How GitHub Conquered Google, Microsoft, and Everyone Else | WIRED
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