I have this question related to the Stack Exchange active user base.
According to this webpage, currently, there are around 661,293 Stack Overflow users who have at least 200 points as their reputation.
I am not interested in their reputation points, but rather in the number of active users. Supposedly, the users who have at least 200 reputation points have been doing something at least meaningful on these websites.
The numbers seem to be surprisingly low. As in the industry, one finds themselves at least reading these webpages, if not writing something on them or providing feedback to their content (that is, reacting to it in any way).
Does this mean that the current worldwide active information technology and telecommunications professional user base is only around a few hundred thousand users?
This idea might sound to be a little bit exaggerated, but look at the number of users that a software application such as Symantec's Norton Life Lock has: only something above one million installs.
Is it possible that the whole World Wide Web could actually be sustained by only a few hundred thousand users working on it around the world?