Fighting for freerecyling

Freegle passes the million user mark!

I Told You, Im good in Math. ;D
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Yahoo’s recent maintenance seems to be paying dividends in that a search on Yahoo Groups for “freegle” works now, whereas my guess is in years gone by it would have taken a few days to get any sensible answer.  What is returned so far is that 194 UK groups have left TFN.

Now, using crude maths, if we assume 5,000 members as an average group size then that probably means that there are nearly a million users Freegle and a million less using freecycle.

I am very grateful particularly to the Chatham group which explains something of how the word freegle possibly came about – Free Giving Locally & Easily.  Very nice.

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September 12, 2009 - Posted by | freecycle |


  1. There’s just shy of 750,000 members as of 2150hrs on 18th September in 172 groups, not all are migrated from Freecycle, some are new and there’s about 10,000 new group members from the time of the migration.

    Comment by DrBazUK | September 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. My calculation gives 675,859 total users as of Sept. 22… far from 1 million, but a nice number anyway.

    Comment by Stephane | September 23, 2009 | Reply

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