Internet Usage Factoids

I photoshopped the above pic of the Royal Police Force Band. Dr. Seuss would have invented a new instrument for them, and it would look like the above. I think that he would call it the grappleworter or something like that. It would be an ideal instrument to trumpet my internet usage figures.

This blog is a small labratory of useful internet usage data, and I am an open source kind of guy. So here is my data. First of all, the operating systems by web surfers -- almost 77% still used Windows XP vs Windows Vista or Windows 2000.

Mac users only number 5%, while Windows 2000 is at 3% and Linux is at 1%. This would suggest, at least to me, that Vista is not the hit that Microsoft wants it to be worldwide.

Let's get on to the other usage facts. The busiest day on the internet is Monday. Here is the list of busiest days of the week on the internet. It is listed from busiest to least busy:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Saturday
  • Thursday
  • Sunday
  • Tuesday
  • Friday

The busiest time of day on the internet is 1:00 PM in the afternoon by far. The ironic bit is that 12:00 noon is spectacularly unbusy. Here is the 24 hour listing of the busiest to the unbusiest times on the internet:

  • 1:00 PM
-the next three are tied
  • 9:00AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 9:00 PM
-followed by another group at:
  • 11:00 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

-then we have

  • 8:00 AM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 5:00 PM
  • 12:00 NOON
  • 12:00 Midnight
  • 7:00AM
  • 10:00PM
  • 5:00AM
  • 6:00AM
  • 7:00PM
  • 1:00AM
  • 4:00AM
  • 2:00AM
  • 3:00AM
As far as search engines go, Google is beating out it's nearest competitor Yahoo, by 10:1. Google is ten times more popular than Yahoo, and a hundred times more popular than anything else out there. I guess that Google can put that in their grappleworter and blow it. Unfortunately, because it is Friday, no one will be around to hear it on the internet.

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