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Old 07-14-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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This is a question I've never been able to ask. It seems like the US and Australia dominate computer forums, and most every youtube video on gaming/pc building features an Australian person or an American person. Just curious if its a cultural thing or what? Because it could be any country's thing but it tends to be an American or Aussie obsession.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:34 PM   #2
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This is a question I've never been able to ask. It seems like the US and Australia dominate computer forums, and most every youtube video on gaming/pc building features an Australian person or an American person. Just curious if its a cultural thing or what? Because it could be any country's thing but it tends to be an American or Aussie obsession.
I would also say people from the UK are always present on most forums I visit, to be honest I don't often come across many overseas forums that have Australians participate.

Now for You tube that is a different story, I've seen plenty of Aussies posting up.
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I would also say people from the UK are always present on most forums I visit, to be honest I don't often come across many overseas forums that have Australians participate.

Now for You tube that is a different story, I've seen plenty of Aussies posting up.
Oh true. The UK gets involved as well. Either way its just interesting from a cultural perspective.
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On english speaking forums you are bound to get people from the whole spread of english speaking countries in the world .
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On english speaking forums you are bound to get people from the whole spread of english speaking countries in the world .
This - I often see people from a variety of english speaking countries - UK, US, Canada, Australia etc. I wouldn't say there's a particular bias to Australia at all (though I could be wrong, I haven't done the maths!)
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #6
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Well that's very true but many people from non-English speaking countries speak English these days. And this site along with every other site is available to all. Still I think you guys are probably right and that's the reason behind this.
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Us population >300 million
Uk population >60 million
Canada population >30 million
Australia > 20 million

You should expect roughly five times as many Americans as British people.
And 15 Americans + 3brit for each Australian.

This forums regulars are a pretty good representation of the English speaking world.
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Us population >300 million
Uk population >60 million
Canada population >30 million
Australia > 20 million

You should expect roughly five times as many Americans as British people.
And 15 Americans + 3brit for each Australian.

This forums regulars are a pretty good representation of the English speaking world.
I don't see many Canadians on this forum. But I really don't know.
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Good thing I can speak English
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Hey SmartGuy, what an awesome # your post count is at right now....

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