Change Is Scary: Internet Explorer Users Are The Dumbest Web Browsers

August 1, 2011


I still use AOL.

Internet Explorer users: apparently they're not as smart as Firefox users. And Opera users, well, none of you are Opera users. Opera singers either. Except, okay, maybe the fat woman in the back with the viking helmet.

AptiQuant, a "psychometric consulting" firm that provides hiring exams for businesses, gave online IQ tests to more than 100,000 people. Visitors arrived either through organic searches or through advertisements on other sites, and Aptiquant made a note of which browser each test taker was using.

On average, Internet Explorer users fared the worst, with IE6 users at the bottom of the pile and IE8 users performing slightly better. Firefox, Chrome and Safari fell in the middle with little difference between them. IE with Chrome Frame and Camino landed on top, along with Opera, whose users scored the highest (on average).

AptiQuant concluded. "From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers."

The whole study sounding a little hokey to begin with aside, I use Internet Explorer 6 and I'm one of the smartest people I know! Actually, I'm the only person I know. Get it? My evil stepmother keeps me locked away in this attic!

Internet Explorer Users Are Kinda Stupid, Study Suggests [pcworld]

Thanks to Thaylor, Sam and bb, who all went out of their way to let me know their tips were sent through Opera. Except bb, she tied hers to a rock and threw it through my window.

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