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Estimate # of devices per user
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We currently have unique devices numbers, but know next to nothing about how many unique people that represents. It would be nice to do some research about how many different devices and browsers people tend to use so that we have a rough guide for interpreting unique devices.

A 2013 Cisco report predicted 2.5 devices per user in 2017, and 5 in 2020.

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Tnegrin created this task.Dec 28 2015, 7:48 PM
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@Tnegrin

Is this still relevant? Thanks!

Yes but maybe not to DR. It's relevant to finding a scaling factor for
unique devices to estimate a correspondence to actual people.

From what we're learning in research, this looks like it might vary
significantly regionally. For example:
http://www.statista.com/statistics/333861/connected-devices-per-person-in-selected-countries/

Nuria added a comment.Jul 15 2016, 6:24 PM

Another way to do it could be to normalize devices per country with number of users with internet connection per country. That can give you a scaling factor.

aripstra added a comment.EditedJul 15 2016, 6:28 PM

@atgo Thanks for updates. I would like to take DR off this ticket, but if I do, it will disapear into the ether. Please suggest what other board it should be added to. If we are needed in future we can come back or open another ticket.

@aripstra I'm working on getting a new readers board up and will move this there when that's all set up.

@aripstra should be off your plate now :)

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New Readers has no particular need for this; moving to the general research ideas project.

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