OK Quick... What web browser once had 97% of the market?
If you guessed Mosaic, you got it right! What? Never heard of Mosaic? It was the very first browser, killed off by Netscape which was killed off by IE which has been pretty much killed off by Firefox and now Chrome. Another fun trivia factoid for your next cocktail party... Of all the browsers, Opera has maintained the most consistent level of market share over its history... even though it's consistently about 2%!
Here's a graphical representation of what has happened to web browser usage over the history of the world wide web. Superimposed on the statistics is a look at mobile usage which has come out of nowhere to be a a significant force in the market. Innovation and utility rule in this universe. The message is pretty clear - stay current or lose your audience.
Posted on 01/02/2014 8:38 AM by Jack Massari