Friday, January 28, 2011


Dear Readers,

I'm posting today on a matter of grave importance. I beg you to give heed to my words. I speak from experience. (and generally, Google) has recently come out with a new feature for your blogs where you can view all kinds of stats about your readers, who views your blog, what site they came from, where they're from, etc. While I was surprised by my 36 views from the Netherlands this week, I was more surprised by an extremely heinous statistic.

Nearly half of the people who view my blog do so using Internet Explorer.

World...this must stop. Internet Explorer can be equated to sadism, communism, and other things that are inherently undesirable and generally bad in nature.

I implore, nay, beg you to choose a different browser. It's not difficult. I know it seems like there are a lot of options, but I'm here to give you a glimpse into at least my favorite browsers.

Personally, I almost always use Firefox. It's fast, works well, hardly ever crashes, and I've never had a website that didn't work on it. The only time I don't use Firefox is when I'm using my iPad, where Safari is the only option for a browser. Another plus of Firefox-it updates for you, unlike IE that will leave you in the stone age and completely unaware that they've even changed anything.

Google Chrome is another popular browser. I don't have extensive experience with it (in fact, I have very little to none), but I do know that there are a lot of people who like it a lot. This is another option.

I suppose I won't be able to convince everyone to stop using IE. If you're going to use it, at least update it. I promise, it will make your life better, and easier (besides the fact that you're still using Internet Explorer). It's difficult for me to make hyperlinks while on my iPad, so I'll add links in here once I can get on a real computer. If you need help downloading browsers or updates, come back to this post a little later and there will be links that will help you.

I hope I've at least changed one person's mind. If so, that's enough for me. You won't be sorry you made the switch.


Cari said...

Chrome is very minimalistic like many other Google products. I use it on my work computer because Firefox is not on it (and I can't install anything myself)

neko said...

I use Firefox, but... in the last weeks it seems go bad, at least in my two computers, but i'm with you, Explorer sucks.

grettings from Zaragoza! :D