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Microstock Is Global! October 9, 2008

Posted by Team SnapVillage in Community.
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As a follow-up to Lee Torren’s MicroStockDiaries post about the global diversity of microstock, we thought it would be interesting to check the global footprint of the SnapVillage contributor community.

Check it out:



A few interesting snippets we can add to Lee’s discussion questions:

  • SnapVillage contributors come from 104 countries
  • Over 50% of SnapVillage contributors are from outside of the United States
  • The top 12 countries account for 85% of our contributor base
  • The “other” 15% is fascinating:
    • There are significant numbers of SnapVillage contributors in many places that didn’t quite make the “Top 12” – Latvia, South Africa, Estonia, and Brazil.
    • A big “hello!” to the SnapVillage contributors in far off spots like: Guernsey, Oman, Nigeria, New Caledonia, Syria, Mauritius, and Guinea-Bissau. We’re glad you’re here!

 Another way to look at it:

Using the ubiquitous Big Huge Labs “Places I’ve Been” map maker:


SnapVillage Contributors Around the World
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It’s awesome that microstock contributors are found across most of the globe, and to my knowledge this does look like a shift from the concentrated clusters of traditional stock shooters.

We’re really thrilled to see a diverse contributor community beginning to take shape here at SnapVillage!


– Brian



1. jobo - October 10, 2008

really interesting stats! i wonder how it will be a year from now or last year!

2. Kate - October 10, 2008

Very interesting info! thanks for posting this.

3. Henrik - October 14, 2008

Very interesting statistic! Thank you for sharing!

4. Todd - October 17, 2008

Very cool info! It never ceases to amaze me how the world wide web makes this entire earth such a small place. We can associate with our neighbors from the opposite side of the world with just the click of a mouse.

5. Matt Antonino - November 20, 2008

Love stuff like this! I need a trigger. “Sarahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I know what I want for Christmas!!!” Wish me luck!

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