Here is the result of a recent poll in MakeTechEasier (MTE).
Out of a total of 92 votes,
- 79.5% like Firefox
- 6.5% like IE
- 6.5% like Safari
- 6.5% like Opera
- 1% like other browser
This result seems a bit of a surprise when the statistics taken from W3C shows that (in Dec 2007) Firefox users only account for 36.3% while IE users (inclusive of IE5, IE6 and IE7) take up 55.9% of the market share.
Sources taken from W3C
To investigate the statistics further, I look at the analytical statistics for few of my sites.
For MakeTechEasier, 81.83% of the visitors are Firefox users while 14.5% use IE. This result matches that from the poll.
For my other non-tech sites, the result is similar to the W3C statistics, with 60% of IE users and 32% of Firefox users.
So, can I conclude that geeks (or people with technical knowledge) use Firefox while the rest use IE and other browsers?
What do you think?