Skip to comments.IQ level tied to choice of internet browser
Posted on 08/01/2011 12:26:25 PM PDT by Red Badger
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What, Lynx isn’t good enough for you?
“What about pink flamingos in the yard?”
Depends. Thirty million pink flamingoes have been manufactured since 1957. How many do you own? What about hula-hoops? The professors can’t determine anything about you until those questions are answered.
Netscape was bought by AOL but Mozilla, who did the code for it, owns FireFox and its mail program...
I got curious about their scientific method. No surprise that there seemed to be none. The sample was self-selected. Problem right there. The participants came there from search engines or advertisements, looking to take a “free IQ test”. They threw out whole groups of participants if less than 500 people used the same browser. Given Internet Explorer’s position in the market, one might surmise that this group was overrepresented originally, thereby skewing the results. Not to mention, in the case of people who continue to use VERY OLD browsers, certain socio-economic and demographic factors might better explain their “choice” of browsers.
Here’s how they sum up their research, if you want to call it that:
“The study showed a substantial relationship between an individuals cognitive ability and their choice of web
browser. From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to
resist a change/upgrade of their browsers. This hypothesis can be extended to any software in general,
however more research is needed for that, which is a potential future work as an extension to this report.
It is common knowledge, that Internet Explorer Versions to 6.0 to 8.0 are highly incompatible with modern web
standards. In order to make websites work properly on these browsers, web developers have to spend a lot of
unnecessary effort. This results in an extra financial strain on web projects, and has over the last decade cost
millions of man-hours to IT companies. Now that we have a statistical pattern on the continuous usage of
incompatible browsers, better steps can be taken to eradicate this nuisance.”
It would be well to ask what IT company funded this study and for what reason? To provide “data” to help “eradicate this nuisance?” http://www.aptiquant.com/IQ-Browser-AptiQuant-2011.pdf
LOL!!!!...............It’s probably true though!...........
It made sense to me and you...shows you that what you want to believe is easy to (those of us who only use IE a little bit nowadays thought ourselves smarter for going to Chrome or Firefox). And we may be, but this “study” sure didn’t prove anything...
As a user of Chrome and Firefox, I would have to agree with the findings as I am quite intelligent. I do keep a copy of IE on my computers for when I want to go slumming on the Web (just to see how the other half lives).
Chrome, opera, and firefox here
Only use IE for my remote cameras and remote cashier software to keep up with daily sales at my joints
Sorry you missed the trane, oui noo!
So how do I get firefox on my iPad. I have tried multiple ways but so far no luck. I don’t caree for safari at all.....
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