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Gransnet How did you hear about it?

(60 Posts)
glitabo Thu 11-Oct-12 23:04:28

I was surprised when reading another thread to find out that there are about 7,000 Gnetters. How did you hear about GN.
I think I found it accidentally when surfing?

Nanadogsbody Thu 11-Oct-12 23:44:15

7000? Really glitabo. So where are they all and how many post on the forums? 1% perhaps? hmm

harrigran Fri 12-Oct-12 00:46:40

Lots of names that don't appear in threads crop up when competition prizes are announced, also when there are live chats new names appear. One must assume there are a lot of lurkers just waiting for a topic that interests them.

glitabo Fri 12-Oct-12 00:51:48

I was given that information by Harrigran on the grown up daughters thread. I have no reason to doubt that she knows what she is talking about.

glitabo Fri 12-Oct-12 00:55:00

Sorry Harrigran our posts overlapped.

baubles Fri 12-Oct-12 06:10:44

I came across it when a search for reviews of a particular baby buggy took me to Mumsnet.

nanamacatj Fri 12-Oct-12 06:24:29

Me too Baubles, can't remember what I was researching, probably twin pushchairs.

Faye Fri 12-Oct-12 06:33:05

I saw an ad in the Guardian. I also remember reading ages ago that there were 7,000 Gransnetters.

Bags Fri 12-Oct-12 07:19:20

I can't remember how I heard about gransnet. I knew about mumsnet because DD1 had mentioned it. Maybe it was via that.

There will be a lot more than 7000 members by now, glitabo. I'd guess at least double that by now.

Bags Fri 12-Oct-12 07:20:31

If you ask HQ on "Site Stuff", they might tell you.

Butternut Fri 12-Oct-12 07:21:04

I heard about it on the radio.

FlicketyB Fri 12-Oct-12 07:28:12

I read about it in a newspaper

eGJ Fri 12-Oct-12 07:50:11

DD2 told me about; think she'd heard about it on Mumsnet.

Lilygran Fri 12-Oct-12 07:51:17

Probably on Today, BBC4.

Grannyknot Fri 12-Oct-12 07:52:39

I can't remember where I heard about it. grin

MaggieP Fri 12-Oct-12 08:39:11

I think I read about it in the papers and was intrigued to see what it was about! I am not

Nelliemoser Fri 12-Oct-12 08:41:59

I think I found it by accident whilst surfing when I first heard DD was pregnant.

Nelliemoser Fri 12-Oct-12 08:44:30

NanaDB they probably can't get a word in edgeways over the rest of us "addicts" .

shysal Fri 12-Oct-12 08:52:42

I read of the launch on my BT home page news. I had never joined anything on line before, but soon got hooked.

Gally Fri 12-Oct-12 09:11:02

A small article in the Sunday Times - pointed out to me by the late Mr.G. I bet he regretted doing that - he used to come up behind me when I was on GN and say 'Hrrrmph, not on that granny net thing again?'
I think there are many more than 7000 - I think it was that amount a year ago so probably 2x or even 3x and yes, where are they all? confused

absentgrana Fri 12-Oct-12 09:14:12

From Breakfast TV in May 2011 just after the launch (on 5 May). There were 7,000 Gransnetters according to GNHQ in the summer of 2011 and although some may have dropped out – it's difficult to tell with all the name changing that goes on – lots more will have joined.

MaggieP Fri 12-Oct-12 09:34:20

I haven't changed my name yet!grin

Ella46 Fri 12-Oct-12 09:43:15

Geraldine Gransnet says on the current thread Gransnet Census, that there are " many, many thousands of members".

absentgrana Fri 12-Oct-12 09:43:54

Nor me MaggieP and I'm still absent.

annodomini Fri 12-Oct-12 09:48:14

I think I heard about Gransnet in the press, but can't really remember. Anyway, I thought it sounded like a good idea - didn't realise then how good it would turn out to be! sunshine