Slashdot Traffic analysis.
I was mentioned on Slashdot on Monday.
Thankfully no servers were melted in the process.
(Actually I have no idea, as Blogger does a fine job for me, and I don't have to worry about these things.)
I thought an analysis of the traffic coming through would prove interesting. As a longtime slashdot visitor, I expected a certain level of tech savvy users. Even with this knowledge, I was shocked at the numbers. These reports are a tally of the peak periods of "slashdot" traffic, I have looked at longer samples and they track pretty much the same.
|Internet Explorer (7.0)||409|
|Internet Explorer (6.0)||303|
Browsers with less than .5% were excluded. PS3, Konqeror, Camino and Opera etc...
That Comes to 1818 Total Visitors in the time frame I am interested in.
Out of those
Firefox Total........972........53.5 %
IE Total................712........39.2 %
Safari Total..........108.........6.9 %
Mozilla Total.........26..........1.4 %
Good to see. "We" all know that Firefox is a damn fine piece of software. Anyone not using it probably knows no tech-heads, geeks, nerds, or whatever we are calling ourselves this week.
This is was what prompted this post. I kept waiting for IE to catch up. As of this writing, according to Google Analytics, it shakes out like this overall.
I know us slashdotters are tech heads but I had no idea Firefox was that dominant. Of course my link was almost hidden in the post so only the techiest would have even noticed, plus a fair amount came from the Firehose. So maybe I got an extremely unrepresentative sample this time.
OS Breakdown During same period 2036 Visits
Includes Opera, PS3, and Hiptop (Yeah, I had to look it up too)
|Mac OS X (Intel)||175||8.6%|
|Mac OS X (PowerPC)||51||2.5%|
|Windows 98||1|| .0%|
*As of this Posting Linux (14%) is leading Vista by 7% points and OSX by 4% points.
And to my lone Windows 98 reader, I want you to know, there is help available. we could take up a donation, you must be suffering terribly.