I get asked regularly – particularly by colleagues in the intranet/enterprise portal management world – how many people use the discussion forum, wikis and blogs which live on Gateway, the BBC’s intranet, which I manage.
Below are some snapshot numbers I pulled together in May.
To give some context, the monthly reach for Gateway is roughly 30,000 people.
In themselves they don’t tell a story. For some narrative we need to look at our trend data and qualitative research.
talk.gateway (discussion forum)
23,204 members have posted a total of 31,951 replies within 6,736 topics in 102 visible forums.
496 “Thanks” in the last 6 months
Gateway wiki usage
|Number of wikis||491|
|Number of pages||115203|
|Pages updated daily (average)||199|
Examples: Future Media & Technology Projects overview, BBC Monitoring
staff map, Global News Division “Big Stories”
Blog usage numbers were unavailable, but they continue to thrive.