How Long Does It Take to Hit 50 Million Users? - #infographic

How Long Does It Take to Hit 50 Million Users? - #infographic

Before the Internet and consumption of digital goods, the use of a product could only spread as fast as you could manufacture the physical good. You would first need many millions of dollars in capital, a plant, a workforce, and inventory. Then, once the product is ready for distribution, you’d need mass advertising, word-of-mouth, sales channels, and press coverage to stand a chance.

Even then, if the product is really revolutionary, you’re looking at a decade or more for it to get widespread adoption.


In the modern era, you don’t have to produce a physical good. All you need to do is produce a useful piece of code that be replicated or re-used indefinitely at a marginal cost near zero, and it can spread like a wildfire.

How Long Does It Take to Hit 50 Million Users? - #infographic

Article by JEFF DESJARDINS, Visualcapitalist.

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