CodeYear Gains 127K Users In 3 Days

Codecademy was started just 3 days ago and since launch it has already had 127,000 users sign up to the service. Visiting the welcome page at we can see that a large number of people are interested in learning to code. The site says:

Make your New Year’s resolution learning to code. Sign up on Code Year to get a new interactive programming lesson sent to you each week and you’ll be building apps and web sites before you know it.

The system works quite simply. You provide your email address and at that point, you begin to receive weekly lessons that you can work on over the course of the year which will help you learn to code.

The growth of Codecademy is partly thanks to Facebook and Twitter as well as various blogs that have mentioned the site. Sharing on Facebook and Twitter passes the message on to many others of which some will pass the message on and so forth.

The people behind the site mention that Twitter is the biggest driver of traffic with the official links accounting for 33.59% of all the traffic to the site. Facebook follows at 16.18% while Google+ had about 2.37% although no G+ button is available on the site at the moment.

We will check back this time next year and see if any Codecademy users have created the next best selling iOS app.


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