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Jul 30, 2011 11:41 |  #1

An online study performed recently by the metrics company AptiQuant seems to point in that direction (study link (external link)). Thinking about changing now? You can take a look here (link (external link)). Remember, these are averages, so there were brilliant as well as really dumb people in every catagory - it's just that IE has a larger portion of the latter.




  
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Jul 30, 2011 13:02 |  #2

An online IQ assessment test was offered on our website. Most of the subjects came to the website either by organic searches from search engines, or advertisements put on various search engines for keywords targeting users who were looking for a free online IQ test.

Or IE just has the worst adblocking :rolleyes:




  
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Jul 31, 2011 00:18 |  #3
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It's probably linked to the fact that the majority of computer users are using windows PCs, and windows comes with IE. Those with lower IQs might not be aware of, or even care about what browser they're using.

I have friends who refer to their IE shortcut as "the internet"


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Jul 31, 2011 09:59 |  #4

My wife saw this article last night and asked me what version of IE was on an old laptop I use...I explained I don't know, I use Chrome.




  
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Jul 31, 2011 22:54 |  #5

sbattey wrote in post #12850816 (external link)
It's probably linked to the fact that the majority of computer users are using windows PCs, and windows comes with IE. Those with lower IQs might not be aware of, or even care about what browser they're using.

I have friends who refer to their IE shortcut as "the internet"

This. I think they mentioned that it really probably isn't that dumb people prefer IE specifically. Rather it's that IE is the default, and less intelligent people are less likely to go change the default as they don't have demanding uses or anything.


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Jul 31, 2011 23:01 |  #6

MaxxuM wrote in post #12848245 (external link)
An online study performed recently by the metrics company AptiQuant seems to point in that direction (study link (external link)). Thinking about changing now? You can take a look here (link (external link)). Remember, these are averages, so there were brilliant as well as really dumb people in every catagory - it's just that IE has a larger portion of the latter.

^ THIS is a classic example of TROLL.


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Jul 31, 2011 23:11 as a reply to  @ tkadrum's post |  #7

Just curious what browsers are high IQ people using?


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Jul 31, 2011 23:34 |  #8

tkadrum wrote in post #12855202 (external link)
^ THIS is a classic example of TROLL.

My goal was not to disrupt the continuity of the group, but to spotlight the willingness or lack thereof of change, as the study seems to point toward. Akin perhaps to "who moved my cheese". On a purely anecdotal level I also wondered if people in photography used IE vs other browsers. I use Safari for instance.

This is a big study too, so I thought it was relevant.




  
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Jul 31, 2011 23:52 |  #9

MaxxuM wrote in post #12855323 (external link)
My goal was not to disrupt the continuity of the group, but to spotlight the willingness or lack thereof of change, as the study seems to point toward. Akin perhaps to "who moved my cheese". On a purely anecdotal level I also wondered if people in photography used IE vs other browsers. I use Safari for instance.

This is a big study too, so I thought it was relevant.

I don't want to go there. BUT if someone to review your posts, you are pro Apple and using this opportunity to trash Microsoft.

I'm not a Microsoft fanboy. I've iMac 24 , iPad, Dell Studio XPS 15 and HD Windows Phone 7. I'm fed up with MS vs Apple from ifanboys.


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Aug 01, 2011 00:52 |  #10

tkadrum wrote in post #12855424 (external link)
I don't want to go there. BUT if someone to review your posts, you are pro Apple and using this opportunity to trash Microsoft.

I'm not a Microsoft fanboy. I've iMac 24 , iPad, Dell Studio XPS 15 and HD Windows Phone 7. I'm fed up with MS vs Apple from ifanboys.

It didn't even occur to me that someone might take it that way. I guess if you don't know that I manage a very large PC network it might be seen as such, but I assure you that was not the case. More over, the top browsers are all cross platform save Camino, so that rules out any Apple fandom.

Like I said, this is rather big news (CNN, FoxNews, and so on). As for not "going there", you're blazing that trail, not I.




  
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Aug 01, 2011 01:14 |  #11

Anyone who would take the results of this sort of sample seriously does not need to take a test to assess their intelligence - its self disclosing... That's all I'm saying.


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Aug 01, 2011 01:34 |  #12

MaxxuM wrote in post #12855686 (external link)
Like I said, this is rather big news (CNN, FoxNews, and so on).

Slow news day, I guess.

This study seems like a good example of the old saying that statistics never lie but liars often use statistics.


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Aug 01, 2011 08:57 |  #13

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Slow news day, I guess.

This study seems like a good example of the old saying that statistics never lie but liars often use statistics.

I think the the old saying is

"There are liars, damned liars, and statisticians"

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Aug 01, 2011 10:51 |  #14

tkadrum wrote in post #12855762 (external link)
Anyone who would take the results of this sort of sample seriously does not need to take a test to assess their intelligence - its self disclosing... That's all I'm saying.


Bingo.


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Aug 03, 2011 04:11 |  #15

Hoax: http://dwellonit.tater​unino.net …ax-study-into-iqbrowsers/ (external link)


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