Really? only 8%?

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  1. cbeasley0

    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    I've been fuming ever since I saw this a little bit ago on one of my RSS feeds. Google has been pushing chrome since it came out and it hasn't really taken off as well as they would have liked it seems, or as well as it should have IMO. Anyway, they asked 50 people off the street in Times Square, NY the most basic of questions about the internet: "What is a Browser?"

    Only 8% knew.

    Here's the youtube:

     
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    isaak Well-Known Member

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    LOL the guy at 0:16... spit it out!!!
     
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    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    No crap, the guy at 1:40 thinks he's a big shot.
     
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    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    lol............ Not surprising though.
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    lawl i use chrome for my browser :p
     
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    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    If you ask an out of context question you get an out of context answer. Even a way out of left field answer from those that are trying to out smart themselves.
     
  7. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    I use chrome as well. I, as a general rule, won't use anything else now.

    wow...people are....special. But im not really surprised
     
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    Yeah as procupine said..... whats basic to some people is on a completely different planet to what others think is basic..

    don't know how it makes you fuming cbeasely, but don't worry :) we know what they are

    I use firefox 24/7 now.
     
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    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    Maybe "fuming" is a bit of a hyperbole, but it took me aback nonetheless. I have to think positively about it though. I mean, because of these kinds of people there's a lot of money to be made, right? :D
     
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    I like how the firefox user found out about it because a friend came over and forced him to start using it. That happens a lot I tell you, lol.
     
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    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    Yeah let's not get all in an uproar here sir. You know as well as I that those people are all our clients. ;)
     
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    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    yeah I just got my girlfriend's dad to use chrome and he said, "oh wow this is so fast!!! Why isn't Internet Explorer like this?!?!" I laughed :lol:
     
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    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    Its true, Pro and I have made a pretty penny of this kind of stuff. We might just have to start being chromes street team, uninstalling browsers whenever we visit anyone and installing chrome in its place. Maybe even replacing the chrome icon with a big E and telling people its the "new look" of internet explorer.
     
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    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    YES!! Sounds like a plan to me
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    Is chrome that much better then say, firefox?

    I use firefox for like 2 years now and I love it. Even use the noscript addon and the weatherforecast thing.. Absolutely wonderfull..
    I just can't imagine any browser topping that to be honest :p

    I don't really see how these were out of context questions.. What is a browser? is pretty straightforward and can be answered pretty straightforward -> the program to surf the internet.

    Or did I just make a fool out of myself now :D
     
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    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    personally, I like Chome because there are absolutely no addons to bog it down and I can get all the functionality out of it that I need without issue. Its just very simplistic which I like a lot
     
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    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    I deleted internet explorer off a computer at work today and replaced it with ff. Ie 6 wasn't rendering webpages properly. It was empowering. I almost forgot how good it felt. =)
     
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    You could have upgraded to IE8................ and then deleted it. Would have been more empowering, No?
     
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    cbeasley0 Temerarious Technophile

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    Oh, it would have too, but it was a p2. The time it took to simply download and install it was far too long for my impatient self.
     
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    There are other definitions of "browser". So, when you straight out ask a question like, "What is a browser?", you are bound to get a bunch of different answers if you don't put that question into context.

    "What is or name a web/Internet browser?"
    "What is or name a file browser?"
    "What is a data browser?" (believe it or not a search engine could be considered a browser as it's a program designed to search for data.. so to the people that said Google.. you were right.. technically)
    "What is a person, animal, or thing that browses?"
    "What is a cross-browser?"

    Context, my man. Without it a simple question like, "Are you a dick?" could net you some interesting answers. :lol:
     
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