This post is a series of posts looking at the size of Australian sports leagues on LiveJournal, its clones and other social networks. Four earlier posts were Australian Football League on JournalFen , Australian Football League community on DeadJournal , National Rugby League on DeadJournal and JournalFen, and Australian Football League on LiveJournal clones like Blurty, Dreamwidth Studios and InsaneJournal .
This posts looks at the size of community for the Adelaide Crows on LiveJournal and Blogger. Posts about both these networks will be separate based on teams because getting data the data sets for the AFL are too difficult to mine by hand in a timely manner. The size of the individual team communities on these two services is also bigger than the size of the total AFL community on some of the LiveJournal clones. Data for LiveJournal was gathered on December 24, 2009. Data for Blogger was collected on December 29, 2009.
77 users Adelaide Crows as an interest on LiveJournal. This community is more active on the site than their counterparts on LiveJournal clones with 14 people who have updated in the past week and 28 total who have updated in the past year. Only 5 have never updated. Of the 77 users, 25 list their year of birth. For the group, the mean is 1984, median is 1985 and mode is 1988. Like the clones, most of the community for this team is based in South Australia with 59% of 44 of the 55 people listing it as their state of residence. There is a small population representing other Australian states: 4 from Victoria, 3 from New South Wales, 2 from Queensland, 1 from Tasmania and the Northern Territory. In addition to the Australia, two people from the United States include the team as an interest. One of them is from California and the other is from Arizona.
The community of people listing the Adelaide Crows, or Adelaide and another footy related interest, on Blogger is small with only 16 people. This is much smaller than the community on LiveJournal. One of the things that can be determined with the Blogger population is the male to female ratio in the community. For the Adelaide Crows, 6 people identify as female, 8 as male and 4 do not identify. 10 people list their age on blogger. Of these, one is an obvious incorrect age as 253 years old is not possible. Of the other 9, the mean age is 25, and the median and mode age is 20. The youngest is 16 an the oldest is 59. 11 people list their a birth date, which blogger displays as an astrological sign. In this group, 3 are Pisces, 2 are Aries, Capricorns and Gemini, and 1 are Libras and Taurus. In terms of location, all but two are from Australia. Of those two, one is from the United States and one does not list a country of residence. For the 16 Australians, 8 are from South Australia, 2 are from Victoria and 1 are from New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.
With six networks, the geographic picture of this community indicated that the team’s base is very much that of South Australia.