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Interesting 43F Stats

Talking blog stats is dull, tacky stuff, so I usually avoid it like the plague. But here’s a couple data points you might find interesting.

That’s a pie graph of current browser share for recent visits to 43F. Two things about this fascinate me:

  1. Over half of you guys are using Firefox. As someone whose 10-year mini-career on the web saw IE hit 90+% saturation, that’s an amazing stat. Yeah, sure, I know: you’re all geeks, plus the Boing Boing link probably skews current visits toward extra-crispy-dorky. Still, that’s a stat to be proud of. Good on you.
  2. Of non-FF users, there are more IE6 visitors than Safari visitors. Why is that so interesting? Because both browsers are unique to a platform and are, in fact, the default browsers on Windows and OS X, respectively. That surprises me. Suggests that either a) I haven’t been somac-centric” that it’s just unbearable to Windows people (*fingers crossed*) or b) a bunch of people are considering “The Switch” (*fingers still crossed*). Either way fascinating stuff.

Slightly off-topic, why has no one made a Greasemonkey script that knocks out any 43F post that mentions (Macs|GTD|Moleskines|Hipster PDA|other thing that drives you nuts)? I thought you guys were all prickly about stuff? Anyhow, if somebody makes it and it works well, I’d link to it.

Other tidbits, if you’re interested (all courtesy of Site Meter).

Damn. 51%?

“2560 x 1024” monitor people? Photo, please.

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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