Here's looking at you.I'm having fun looking at the stats for the site. Here's a picture of the readership. It's too soon since the switch from the old system to get a full picture, but at least 3,000 unique individuals visit this site daily, mostly coming directly to the front page. Otherwise, you tend to come from Google, Twitter, Facebook and StumbleUpon.
You come here mostly from the US (21%), Egypt (15.3%), the UK (11%), and Lebanon (6.7%).
A quarter of you are using Firefox (25%), and about 15% of you use the same browser I do (Safari) but I am ashamed to say that too many of you are still using Internet Explorer 6 (14%). Are you out of your mind? Quick, upgrade to IE7 (10%) or IE8 (10%), or one of the others — IE6 does not support the modern web and this site will look much better with a browser like Safari or Firefox. Kudos to the geeks using Chrome (5%) and Opera (1%).
Most of you run Windows XP (40%) or, like me, Mac OS X (20%). Not too many using Vista (12%) or the new Windows version, whatever it's called (1%), and nearly 1% Linux is impressive. A big hug to the three users visiting this site from their PSPs. I am awed by the two users using Sun OS machines.
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