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).

Internet Explorer Browser Share On Hacker News

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).

Internet Explorer Browser Share On Hacker News

Anyone have any idea why Internet Explorer is nearly dead on Hacker News?

Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
Ongig is the video job description platform that helps you attract the best talent faster. Ongig supercharges your job descriptions through video, images, and other media along with live chat, social sharing, and careers microsite creation. Early clients of Ongig include Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon Digital and Autodesk.

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  • Iluv

    IE sucks. Everyone who is a hacker knows that. The IE people probably came to the site by accident.

  • Everyone in hackernews knows IE is dead among us. But I really doubt if most of us would agree with the statement’s tone in “So low that Android beat IE by 5 to 1”

    • Good point about the tone related to Chrome, Abinesh. It was a little condescending so I took out the “even.”