I'd like to share this with you:
So I made a couple of linux videos and uploaded them to youtube.
Youtube analytics is a cool way to find out who has been viewing your videos so let's pick 2 videos that each had ~2.000 views:
Male, 25-34 years 65%
Male, 35-44 years 20%
Male, 18-24 years 15%
so we have a male 28 year old and now we find out where he is from:
Estimated minutes watched
and that really surprised me:
I was expecting the audience for linux to be mostly emerging markets and developing nations, eastern europe/asia/latin america.
it turns out that 'he' is an american 28 year old.
Across the board from all videos united states always comes up first followed by some european union country (Italy seems to have a very active linux community).
There are simply no hits from China (???) and from African nations they don't ammount to more than a dozen.
this baffles me
why is open source not popular in emerging nations????