Friday, April 10th, 2009

The shifting of the Web; Browsers over time

Category: Browsers

Asa Dotzler of Mozilla has tried to compile data from a bunch of resources to create the chart above, a view of the Web over time from a browser perspective.

The first thing that really jumps out at me is that Netscape, for all its early success, was used by relatively few people. The pie was just a lot smaller at the end of the last century.

The second thing that jumps out is that the blue IE shape kinda looks like the Twitter Fail Whale :-) We just need a year or so of them actually losing users in absolute terms.

Asa quickly points out that the data may not be 100% correct, and hopefully we will see more and more stats opened up so we can clarify things, but still…. an interesting visualization.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:25 am

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Still too much blue !! :(

Comment by fabienmenager — April 10, 2009

And 10 years from now the orange will be a small sliver, similar to NS. Long live Chrome! :)

Comment by thnkfstr — April 10, 2009

I reckon the best opportunity to harvest browser stats would be wikipedia visitors. Maybe someone could ask them?

Comment by oopstudios — April 13, 2009

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