Meta: user breakdown

DMZ · December 30, 2009 at 12:40 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Of interest to me — I looked up our stats today to see what browser share was (and, particularly, if we could stop policing comments for long, unbroken links, which make the site unreadable for some people).

USSM Reader OS
Windows 79%
Macintosh 19%

Not a huge surprise. And theeeeenn…
.6% Android
.6% Linux
.3% Blackberry
.1% iPhone
.1% Playstation 3

And even at .1%, that’s a lot of visitors.

Question 1: How in the world is Android ahead of iPhone? There’s gotta be a counting error here where iPhone stats are being tossed in the Mac bucket.

Question 2: if you have a PS3, are you really taking time off from Uncharted 2 and Infamous and this wave of awesome PS3 games to read USSM from the couch? Are you commenting? (if so, I salute your devotion)

USSM Reader Browsers:
IE 43%
Firefox (Win) 29%
Safari (Mac) 12%
Firefox (Mac) 7%
Chrome (total) 6%


116 Responses to “Meta: user breakdown”

  1. sodomojo95 on December 30th, 2009 11:52 pm

    Ahh I see I only get the first 46 pages

  2. thehemogoblin on December 31st, 2009 1:12 am

    I’m afraid if I ever get a smart phone, I will proceed to never get off of it. At least now, I’m not always on the phone or the computer or in front of the TV. It would just make it easier for me to troll the internets… that would be bad. I could really go for one though. AGH!!


  3. Conor on December 31st, 2009 1:14 am

    Derek – Anybody reading the site from a DSi?

  4. DMZ on December 31st, 2009 1:21 am

    I don’t see anyone in the last month.

  5. Marinerman1979 on December 31st, 2009 1:27 am


  6. micahjr on December 31st, 2009 1:56 am

    Chrome runs faster than any other browsers I’ve tried, and I love the superquick predictive address bar. I just hit “u” and enter for ussmariner, and “l” and enter for lookout landing. I might stop hitting “p” because a lot of idiots hang out there.

  7. [see comment guidelines] on December 31st, 2009 2:11 am

    Well I post occasionally and read constantly. this is the most active thread I have seen since the first week of the m’s season last year during the game threads… Anyway I couldnt resist throwing in my two cents on this debate. DMZ I agree with the tools perspective on iphone vs. Droid (weird that the term droid is trendy now, I have been using it since the day the G1((1st droid and google phone)) was available) My girlfrien has the Iphone and there are things I like better about her phone but there are many things that the iphone cant even think about that the Droid phones are doing. GO DROIDS!!! ( could that be a franchises team name someday?) As far as Browsers I love chrome, but when you reach a site or file or something that is not compatable I swtch to Firefox, I hid IE as far away as I could but have to admit I have had to use it twice this year. And I agree with Micahjr… it is the truth

  8. mattlock on December 31st, 2009 2:34 am

    Uncharted 2 = Cliff Lee
    inFamous = Carlos Silva

    After reading this, I was just waiting to see something like:

    Safari/Firefox/Chrome = Cliff Lee
    IE = Silva

  9. Edgarrulez on December 31st, 2009 10:20 am

    Well, it could be worse, it could be Bobby Ayala 😉

  10. The Great Greg Pirkl on December 31st, 2009 10:26 am

    CHROME and Droid User here

  11. Lauren, token chick on December 31st, 2009 1:12 pm

    I wasn’t going to post, but I really wanted to know what browser Slippery Elmer was using.

    Holy crap, I just got “slippery Elmer.” IDIOT, Lauren.

    I use Safari on OSX. Should I switch to Chrome?

  12. Lauren, token chick on December 31st, 2009 1:20 pm

    Alright, I’m not sure how to interpret this (bad tech writers, bad!). On the Chrome download page:

    New! For Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Intel only

    Are they saying the 10.5 or later version is new, or that the only available version of Chrome for OSX is 10.5 or later? Hmm.

  13. TomC on December 31st, 2009 2:02 pm


    I interpret that disclaimer to mean you must have OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or later (OSX 10.6 is Snow Leopard) as your operating system and that your hardware must be intel based (not the old PowerPC chips).

    FWIW I am not a Mac guy so I could be wrong.

  14. chrisa on December 31st, 2009 2:12 pm

    Good ole Firefox with xp.

  15. Lauren, token chick on December 31st, 2009 2:15 pm

    Yeah, I’ve got Domestic Shorthair or whatever 10.4 is. I suppose I should get around to upgrading to a larger cat one of these days.

  16. florient on January 5th, 2010 10:32 am

    Whenever I view the site on my android I’m presented the mobile version and cannot seem to toggle to the regular layout despite clicking the mobile version on/off button. I generally prefer to view actual sites and not mobile sites. Is this just me, or is this a bug? Thanks!

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