We were stunned when we looked at Ongig’s analytics over the weekend — 8,000+ people had visited from Hacker News and yet only 1.1% of them used Internet Explorer (IE) (see graph and chart below).
IE usually loses out to Chrome on Ongig’s regular traffic (23.4% to 33.4%), but on Hacker News Chrome usage crushes IE by a ratio of 45x.
Here’s the normal top-ten browser breakdown on Ongig:
1) Chrome: 33.37%
2) Internet Explorer: 23.35%
3) Firefox: 17.00%
4) Safari: 14.36%
5) Mozilla Compatible Agent: 8.13%
6) Android: 2.81%
7) Opera: .32%
8) RockMelt: .30%
9) Blackberry: .15%
10) Opera Mini: .11%
Even Opera Beat Internet Explorer On Hacker News
How low is the IE usage on Hacker News?
So low that Android beat IE by 5 to 1…and even little old Opera/Opera Mini edged out IE.
The below table is the actual data from the Hacker News visits this weekend (note: the numbers changed slightly between the pie chart we did and when we screen-grabbed this data).
Anyone have any idea why Internet Explorer is nearly dead on Hacker News?