Talk:Usage share of web browsers
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"IE8 Usage … Triples?!" – and back too normal next month – do not read too much into short term trends.. [possibly because of botnet, but denied.]
"Despite extensive investigation we have not found any evidence of bot or other invalid activity in the December stats. The spike in IE 8.0 may have been a seasonal issue [..]" (seen by hovering over) Original link I posted - also interesting
[The rise of IE 8 (and corresponding fall of Chrome) is not seen in e.g. Asia or Europe numbers, but is noticeable in Worldwide numbers (it's that big). Even if all non-desktop platforms are included a slight blip in Chrome is seen.]
[Note below are links with "Worldwide Desktop & Tablet Browser Statistics" while StatCounter above shows desktop (and I believe tablets where not affected). While blips like these take from Chrome desktop and not absolute tablet or mobile numbers, they change relative mobile/Android/iOS numbers..]
"We may never discover the real reason behind IE8’s phantom jump. Perhaps it’s just a statistical blip — unless you can concoct a better conspiracy theory?"
Older article from same guy at sitepoint: "Have US web users suddenly turned nostalgic for ancient browsers? One potential explanation could be the high profile corporate hacks and denial of service (DoS) attacks on the Xbox and Sony gaming networks. DoS attacks generally rely on malware distributed to thousands of devices — and Windows XP is an easier target than most. Presuming the malware cloned the default browser’s user agent string, it could look as though traffic originated from IE8.[..]
The blip means it’s difficult to comment on the performance of other browsers — they all dropped. Firefox lost half a point. Interestingly, StatCounter did comment that Yahoo is used three times more often on Firefox in the US now that it’s become the default search engine for version 34."
Unknown for desktops is up to 3.72% from 0.93% just over a year ago
Where is Edge?
- I agree – this page appears outdated and out of sync with the quickly changing web browser scene. Perhaps it's time for a makeover? 4h34d (talk) 15:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Moving stale tables to older section
As you know much of the article is stale. I moved sections that have not been updated into the older section as has been tradition. I also deleted some tables from the summary section that have not been updated. I added some or most of those tables years ago, so it seems fitting that I would delete them. If someone feels they are still valuable we could create a subsection of stale data. Daniel.Cardenas (talk) 14:43, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
- Hello, Daniel.Cardenas
- I thought the whole removal was a vandalism by 18.104.22.168. Hence, I wrote "Reverted the last known good pre-vandalism version." I would have apologized now if you hadn't wrote that rather cheeky edit summary. But no offense taken.
- Still I am contesting their removal. As encyclopedia, Wikipedia values history. Specially, ancient history. So, the more "stale" (as you put it), the better.