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Google Chrome (GOOG) has passed Internet Explorer (MSFT) to become the world's most popular...

Google Chrome (GOOG) has passed Internet Explorer (MSFT) to become the world's most popular browser, according to StatCounter's latest data. Chrome's 32.76% share for the week of May 14-20 puts it above IE's 31.94% and Firefox's 25.47%, and compares with a mere 19.37% in the year-ago period. NetMarketShare's data suggests IE still has a major lead. (previous)
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  • romilar
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    Well...I don't know about you but I feel compelled to have another coffee and a pipe...
    21 May 2012, 11:19 AM Reply Like
  • GSlusher
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    Merely stating the results without even the briefest mention of the measurement methodology makes this report worthless--no, it's worse than worthless: it's misleading. For example, while NetMarketShare only counts a unique visitor (device) to a site once a day, StatCounter doesn't say--they may count each unique device several times a day.

     

    There's also a confusion about what the numbers actually measure. They do NOT measure "market share" of browsers, which would be the percentage of devices that use each browser. Instead, it appears that they measure the share of USAGE--number of page views for each browser. That is important for website developers but may not be relevant for anyone else.
    21 May 2012, 11:26 AM Reply Like
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