Mon, Mar 23 2009 18:28
Stats can be made to back up any headline
"As of 8:00 am Monday, IE8 -- released Thursday -- held 1.86% of the browser market, down from a high of 2.59% on Sunday, according to market watcher Net Applications. The most likely reason for the decline is that early adopters of IE8 are switching back to the more familiar, and --at this point -- reliable Explorer 7 browser."
IE8 Users Downgrade To Explorer 7 -- InformationWeek: http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/browsers/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216200082
I suppose that folks turning their machines off and reading a book (or Kindle these days), watching a movie, and using their Ipod/Blackberry phone to twitter wouldn't be another reason would it?
Similar to how most p_rn is surfed on a weekDAY not a weekEND, I think this is assuming quite a bit from one weekend worth of stats. There's a google analytics watching the blog server and there is a very obvious and very consistent downturn in hits on the blog site.
It is always higher during the week, lower during the weekend. Speculation, your honor.
Assuming facts not in evidence.
Chrome had a similar fall off in usage over the weekend...
In fact all browser traffic falls off over the weekend...
so the moral of this story is...
Stats can be made to back up any headline....
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