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The Soundcloud Stats are one of the best direct indicators we have of the Total Reach of the Diner and how many people are really engaged in the topics we discuss.

Page Hits on Google Analytics are certainly better than the Alexa Stats, but even with Page Hits it's hard to determine how many people are just one time brief passers-by the Diner on the way to some other Final Destination, and how many stop in regularly for a meal.

Now, there are some people who will only read the Blog and don't like to Listen, so you miss counting those people with the Audio stats.  There are various reasons for this, many people simply don't have the Bandwidth to spend listening, particularly in the 3rd World countries. Even if you have the bandwidth, if you are not a Native speaker of English and can just about parse the written version, you certainly will not be able to follow my Rants at the speed I talk at. Even so, the list of Most Played Tracks, Top Countries & Top Cities is quite impressive.

Here is the tally for the last 12 months on Soundcloud.  You get the Top 50 in any Category.


Most Played Tracks Top Countries Top Cities Collapse Cafe - Nicole Foss(Energy) 3,360 plays U United States 39,792 plays T Toronto, Canada 707 plays Collapse Cafe - Dmitry Orlov Part 1 (Ukraine and energy) 3,333 plays Canada 8,485 plays Burnaby, Canada 606 plays Collapse Cafe - Dmitry Orlov part 2 (supply chains, population decline and community) 3,098 plays United Kingdom 5,358 plays Los Angeles, CA 526 plays Collapse Cafe - Steve Ludlum Part 1 (Fundamentals) 1,314 plays Australia 2,391 plays Birmingham, United Kingdom 508 plays ANTI-DOLLAR!!! 1,131 plays Czech Republic 2,003 plays Calgary, Canada 470 plays Thrilla in Doomervilla: Extinction or Bottleneck? 1,100 plays New Zealand 1,109 plays Montréal, Canada 448 plays Collapse Cafe - Thomas Lewis 999 plays Netherlands 986 plays Memphis, TN 428 plays Collapse Cafe - Cli-Fi with Jim Laughter and Ugo Bardi 970 plays Germany 965 plays London, United Kingdom 378 plays Parades: Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue 890 plays Thailand 875 plays Chicago, IL 370 plays Extinction? Frostbite Falls Daily Rant #24- April 5, 2014 873 plays Sweden 609 plays Craig, AK 353 plays Ebola: I See Dead People 2 845 plays Ireland 455 plays Denver, CO 313 plays Conversation with Guy McPherson II 797 plays France 447 plays Seattle, WA 309 plays The Black Albatross 743 plays South Africa 353 plays Vancouver, Canada 294 plays SNAP to RIOT 2 in #ferguson 684 plays Finland 338 plays Monterey, CA 269 plays SWISSIE CAPITULATION! 684 plays Mexico 316 plays Salt Lake City, UT 269 plays Oil Crash!!! 668 plays Norway 313 plays San Francisco, CA 261 plays COMETH DEFLATION! 637 plays Poland 292 plays Portland, OR 255 plays WWIII Begins! FFDR #42-5/20/14 633 plays Spain 219 plays Victoria, Canada 251 plays Collapse Cafe - Thomas Lewis Part 2 631 plays Switzerland 186 plays San Jose, CA 247 plays Smokin' Economista Crack 617 plays Brazil 166 plays Austin, TX 242 plays Sinking Titanics: Euro, Yen & Oil 613 plays Denmark 153 plays Saint Louis, MO 232 plays Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Arctic Oil & Hong Kong Riots 596 plays Belgium 150 plays Amsterdam, Netherlands 229 plays Collapse Cafe - Steve Ludlum Part 3 585 plays Qatar 144 plays Brisbane, Australia 216 plays Oil Crash 2 584 plays Austria 137 plays Albany, NY 215 plays Collapse Cafe - Mark Garavan 573 plays Luxembourg 131 plays Hobart, Australia 188 plays Demand Destruction 573 plays New Caledonia 124 plays Shepperton, United Kingdom 164 plays SECESSION!!! Scotland to Texas to Alaska...AND BEYOND! 563 plays Russian Federation 114 plays Santa Monica, CA 150 plays 2014 New Years Special Edition Rant: End of the Beginning 559 plays Singapore 109 plays Auckland, New Zealand 150 plays Collapse Cafe - Jason Heppenstall 555 plays Iceland 108 plays Thurmont, MD 144 plays Collapse Cafe - Steve Ludlum Part 2 555 plays Italy 107 plays Omaha, NE 139 plays Fukushima: The Gift that Keeps on Giving - FFDR 5/30/14 545 plays Ecuador 106 plays Phoenix, AZ 133 plays Twilight In Amerika 539 plays Peru 93 plays Thunder Bay, Canada 132 plays Cultural Stupidity: You Can't Make This Shit Up 535 plays Portugal 91 plays Cedar Rapids, IA 131 plays Ignorance Of History 517 plays Serbia 90 plays San Diego, CA 130 plays Fining Putin 513 plays Japan 85 plays Winnipeg, Canada 127 plays Ron Patterson Interview: Peak Oil 502 plays India 84 plays Harvard, IL 127 plays Collective Insanity 502 plays Philippines 83 plays Kitchener, Canada 126 plays Ebola: I See Dead People 3 495 plays Slovenia 78 plays Squamish, Canada 123 plays Parade of Lies 481 plays Argentina 74 plays Pretoria, South Africa 121 plays Bombs of Democracy: A Failure to Communicate 474 plays Bulgaria 62 plays Harrisburg, PA 121 plays Pandora's Box 472 plays Costa Rica 60 plays Boise, ID 120 plays Financial WWIII-Frostbite Falls 4/17/14 472 plays Croatia 52 plays Sudbury, Canada 116 plays Greek Souvlaki Redux 467 plays Romania 50 plays Wellington, New Zealand 111 plays Competitive Currency Devaluation & Deflation 464 plays Korea, Republic of 46 plays Tucson, AZ 110 plays Deflation Doom- Frostbite Falls Daily Rant #27- April 19, 2014 450 plays Turkey 45 plays Sydney, Australia 109 plays SNAP to Riot in #ferguson 447 plays Estonia 42 plays Eau Claire, WI 108 plays Greek Debt Chicken Game 445 plays Hong Kong 34 plays Belleville, Canada 107 plays Technophilia 440 plays Greece 34 plays Mesa, AZ 107 plays Ruble Run Insanity 437 plays Malaysia 27 plays Campbell River, Canada 107 plays Japan Goes Full Retard 433 plays Indonesia 26 plays Santa Fe Springs, CA 105 plays Other tracks 30,309 plays Other countries 1,505 plays Other cities 58,000 plays
Now, this is just the last 12 months of data.  The Top Listen Track of Nicole Foss actually has a total of 6000 Listens now.  That track is one of the first we recorded and goes back almost 2 years.  It got many of its Listens before this 12 month period began.

As you might expect, the Top 4 Countries Listening are all the English Speaking ones, the FSoA, Canada, UK and Oz.  Interestingly though, the Czech Republic Tops the Kiwis in New Zealand for Listens.  We have a few Listeners in Mother Russia, but NONE in China.  Why not?  Well, if you have been following Our Finite World and Gail's ongoing China Trip which I am helping her chronicle over there, you know why.  Gail can barely access the Internet, much less be listening to Audio over the net in China.  It's simply not available, either Censored or the infrastructure isn't there for it.  The way we get the posts up is she sends them to me in Email, and then I post them up under my Byline on OFW.  I'm an Author over there, so I can post and publish my own stuff on her blog.  Email you can do from China, but you cannot Edit a Wordpress Blog from over there, this is Blocked.

Far as the Cities go, what I find truly fascinating is that the largest Big Shities in the FSoA, NY Shity, Dallas-Fort Worth do not show up at ALL on the list! Even though the FSoA BY FAR is the largest Country with Listeners, the largest number of Listens from a single Shity is the Hosers in Toronto, Canada! Obviously, Doomers do not live in major FSoA Metros.  LOL.  OK, Los Angeles does have some Doomers.  The Water issues there gotta be hitting their consciousness by now.  Chicago too has some Doomers.  None from Detroit though, and NOBODY from Vegas, at least in the Top 50!  Have these folks not managed to notice the water level in Lake Mead?  What?

In discussions with Allan Stromfeldt Christensen, I mentioned to him that my estimate of the TOTAL number of people who visit ALL Collapse Websites was probably no more than 10,000.  Anybody who is a regular Kollapsnik visits all of them, or as many as they can turn up, so Kunstler's readers are Orlov's readers are JMG's readers etc.  These readers find their Favorite, and tend to spend most of their time online there, and usually only contribute to one or two commentariats, if they comment at all, and most do not.  A few of us Bloggers like Steve from Virginia from Economic Undertow and me ocassionally Poach the commentariat on other sites, but most of the other Bloggers don't do that.  It's time consuming, and you got enough to do with your own Blog.

In terms of Total Number of Collapse Bloggers, I estimated that number at under 100.  I do not count Financial Websites like Zero Hedge or even TBP in this, because these folks don't recognize that its not just the Financial system imploding, the Whole Fucking Ball of Wax is going down here. I don't include Geopolitical analysts like Tony Cartalucci from Land Destroyer either. In terms of Top Bloggers who recognize this, it's less than 20 I think.  Chris Martenson I think recognizes it, though he soft pedals it some as a Financial Website.  A few of the Top Bloggers who recognize the implications of Collapse (although I don't agree with many of their interpretations) are the following I can Identify, in no particular order:

Reverse Engineer (ME! :icon_sunny:)
Gail Tverberg
James Howard Kunstler
Dmitry Orlov
John Michael Greer
Guy McPherson
Albert Bates
Ugo Bardi
Steve Ludlum
Tom Lewis
X-Ray Mike
If you have some other folks you follow that you think should be included in the list of Top Collapse Blogs, suggest them here in the thread.  I am going to turn this into a Blog Article after I get some feedback from the Diners.

There are other smaller Blogs and Bloggers, I've run into a few lately, td0s from Pray for Calamity, Allan Stromfeldt Christensen from From Filmers to Farmers and of course my old friends William Hunter Duncan from Off the Grid in Minneapolis, Lucid Dreams from Epiphany Now and Gypsy Mama from The Butterchurn, but none of them are doing a whole lotta Blogging these days.  Then there is likely other ones I have not yet discovered, but I still think the total number is under 100.

In addition, there has been quite a bit of Burnout amongst long time Collapse Bloggers.  Nicole Foss hardly ever blogs anymore, Ilargi is doing the whole show on The Automatic Earth these days.  Matt Savinar is gone, Mike Ruppert is gone, Joe Bageant is gone, and many Commenters I know from the Peak Oil Forum are also gone now.  Recently departed from the Financial Blogosphere is Karl Denninger, who ran Market Ticker and Ticker Forum.

Many people have given up on trying to use the Internet to disseminate the information that never makes it out in the MSM, or is tortuously spun as Propaganda that is just a pack of endless Lies and Misinfomation.  Here on the Diner, we haven't given up yet.  More people are waking up now, and the Collapse is becoming obvious enough now that only the most Deluded of Denialists cannot see it.  There is still time and room to inform more people of what us Old Timers already know, that the Age of Oil is coming to a close, and if you don't prepare yourself at least Psychologically for this, you are not gonna make it through the Zero Point when TSHTF.

SAVE AS MANY AS YOU CAN
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jdwheeler42:

--- Quote from: RE on April 02, 2015, 12:54:11 AM ---If you have some other folks you follow that you think should be included in the list of Top Collapse Blogs, suggest them here in the thread.  I am going to turn this into a Blog Article after I get some feedback from the Diners.

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Carolyn Baker ("Speaking Truth To Power", http://www.carolynbaker.net/) definitely deserves a mention when it comes to adjusting psychologically to collapse.

Richard Heinberg (http://richardheinberg.com/category/museletter) I think also belongs on the list, at least as regards peak oil, if not general collapse.

I would put Tom Murphy ("Do the Math", http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/) on the burnout list.  He has posted a couple times this year, but he was much more prolific in previous years.

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--- Quote from: jdwheeler42 on April 03, 2015, 08:40:38 AM ---
--- Quote from: RE on April 02, 2015, 12:54:11 AM ---If you have some other folks you follow that you think should be included in the list of Top Collapse Blogs, suggest them here in the thread.  I am going to turn this into a Blog Article after I get some feedback from the Diners.

--- End quote ---
Carolyn Baker ("Speaking Truth To Power", http://www.carolynbaker.net/) definitely deserves a mention when it comes to adjusting psychologically to collapse.

Richard Heinberg (http://richardheinberg.com/category/museletter) I think also belongs on the list, at least as regards peak oil, if not general collapse.

I would put Tom Murphy ("Do the Math", http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/) on the burnout list.  He has posted a couple times this year, but he was much more prolific in previous years.

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I'll add them, although I don't really count Heinberg as a Blogger since he has his Post Carbon Institute.  Not familiar with the work of Tom Murphy.  Far as Carolyn goes, I don't read her stuff or Guy McPherson, but I suppose she counts.  Guy himself actually rarely writes a blog (last time I checked there anyhow), he just puts up stuff contributors send to him these days.

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RE:

--- Quote from: RE on April 02, 2015, 12:54:11 AM ---
In discussions with Allan Stromfeldt Christensen, I mentioned to him that my estimate of the TOTAL number of people who visit ALL Collapse Websites was probably no more than 10,000.

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I am going to revise this estimate up to 20,000.

Over on OFW, where I have been helping Gail get up her Travelogue from China, she currently has 18,152 Followers.  She's been around quite a while since TOD days, and she's an Active Blogger as well.  I think most Kollapsniks know about her blog so it's a good benchmark.

Now, not everyone who lists as a Follower is likely a Kollapsnik, since you get a lot of SPAM registrants on any website.  On the other hand, quite a few people who visit the blogs never register or list to follow the blog.  So I will call that a wash as a WAG.

20,000 is a fairly decent size group of people, but on the other hand very small compared to a total population of 7B.  It's .0003% of the total Global Population.

However, there probably are a decent number of people who never get on the net at all who are aware that there is a collapse underway, but probably not more than 1,000,000 Globally.  That is still only .015%.  There are fewer of us than there are Global Illuminati Pigmen!

We are members of a VERY Exclusive Club!  :icon_sunny:

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azozeo:

--- Quote from: RE on April 03, 2015, 06:59:03 PM ---
--- Quote from: RE on April 02, 2015, 12:54:11 AM ---
In discussions with Allan Stromfeldt Christensen, I mentioned to him that my estimate of the TOTAL number of people who visit ALL Collapse Websites was probably no more than 10,000.

--- End quote ---

I am going to revise this estimate up to 20,000.

Over on OFW, where I have been helping Gail get up her Travelogue from China, she currently has 18,152 Followers.  She's been around quite a while since TOD days, and she's an Active Blogger as well.  I think most Kollapsniks know about her blog so it's a good benchmark.

Now, not everyone who lists as a Follower is likely a Kollapsnik, since you get a lot of SPAM registrants on any website.  On the other hand, quite a few people who visit the blogs never register or list to follow the blog.  So I will call that a wash as a WAG.

20,000 is a fairly decent size group of people, but on the other hand very small compared to a total population of 7B.  It's .0003% of the total Global Population.

However, there probably are a decent number of people who never get on the net at all who are aware that there is a collapse underway, but probably not more than 1,000,000 Globally.  That is still only .015%.  There are fewer of us than there are Global Illuminati Pigmen!

We are members of a VERY Exclusive Club!  :icon_sunny:

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I think there are more people aware but refuse to acknowledge
it or just don't have the stomach for it.
It's kinda like creep show movies. We all know they exist but
can't handle the blood & gore etc. i.e. Freddy Krueger, Friday 13th, etc.

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