Do you remember the horrific scene in the movie Halloween when Michael Myers (butcher knife in hand) is following Jamie Lee Curtis down the dark street? Yeah, the one where he’s slowing gaining ground on her as she’s trying to run away?
In order to test that hypothesis, I decided to open up Google Analytics and research the last 18 months of StudioPress traffic. Here is what I found:
Interesting Results, What Do You Think?
Some things to consider… I choose StudioPress because in my world, that provides the largest sample I could use. Over the past 18 months, StudioPress has received 4,173,988 visitors, with 23,040,757 page views. Plenty big, in my opinion.
I realize that sampling StudioPress (for my experiment) is specifically calling out the tech niche, and that others such as education, might have significantly different results.
But as you can see, the trends for modern browser usage on StudioPress tell a very obvious tale – Google Chrome is easily closing in on Mozilla Firefox in terms of overall use.
My History With Firefox and Chrome
have been using have used Mozilla Firefox for many years now – in fact, I’d have to say it’s been well over 5 years. I loved it – the way a parent loves a child.
However, a few months ago, I decided to give Google Chrome a try since “everyone else was using it” in the developer community. Part of me felt like the poor step child by using Firefox, but it had some add-ons I felt I could live without.
But that changed recently when I gave Chrome another go, as the extensions they offered were now comparable (and often superior) than the ones I had used in Firefox.
And with all good things, they must come to an end. So long Firefox, it’s been a great few years. We’ve had some wonderful memories, but it’s time to move on.
Google Chrome and the Extensions I Use
Aside from faster web browsing that I experience (and thoroughly enjoy) with Google Chrome, I have a few extensions that I can’t live without. Not many, but the ones I use save me time and quite a bit of sanity.
So, what about you? Are you using Firefox or Chrome? Which add-ons or extensions?
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