[Foundation] Jabber vs XMPP Analysis

Iain Shigeoka iain at jivesoftware.com
Sun Jul 13 12:59:42 CDT 2003


On Friday, Jul 11, 2003, at 15:17 US/Pacific, bauer at michaelbauer.com 
wrote:

> I built this map:
>
>   http://www.michaelbauer.com/jabbermap.png

Cool.

> Found 5,650 references to "XMPP instant messaging" and 53,400 
> references
> to "Jabber instant messaging" in web sites via Google.  About a 10x 
> ratio.

I think you're right, especially in the open source arena where jabberd 
produces a lot of hits (49,500 - pretty much the difference between 
"XMPP" and "Jabber instant messaging" in your results).

However, one of the things I think is important is how to move 
XMPP/Jabber onto the mainstream industry radar. I ran a google on XMPP 
hits vs Jabber hits restricted to InfoWorld, a pretty well established 
industry rag. Here we see 28 hits for XMPP, and 58 hits for Jabber 
which brings the ratio down to 2x. A significant number of the Jabber 
hits are from the use of the Jabber Software Foundation name (8 hits), 
and JINC's products when comparing  commercial IM options (e.g. a 
google on "wiredred" a JINC competitor and commonly on the same 
comparison articles gets 11 hits). If the 19 hits are subtracted from 
the 58 jabber hits, the ratio is down to 1.5x; more but not 
overwhelmingly so.

Just as calibration points, "SIMPLE standard" gets 23 hits, WebDAV gets 
78 hits, "MSN instant messenger" gets 8, "Yahoo instant messenger" gets 
2, "ICQ" gets 69, and "AOL instant messenger" gets 109 hits.

More data for the mill. :)

-iain




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