Mozilla metrics has released the first State of the Internet report, an effort to share some of the lots of valuable information, Mozilla, as a web browser maker collects through products and add-ons downloads, updates, from third parties, and experiments.
This first in what should become a quarterly regular publication, focuses on global Firefox market share, and some interesting findings on web browsing habits in the US and the globe:
Some key insights from this report include:
- Looking across several sources of market share data, Firefox’s worldwide share appears close to 30%.
- Usage/Adoption of Firefox this quarter grew most dramatically in Russia.
- Where do people get the earliest start to their day? Hawaii, Wyoming, and Maine. And the latest start? New York.
- People in South America and Antarctica are passionate about personalizing their browser.
- In one usage study, we found one person having more than 600 tabs open at one time. (This last insight comes from Test Pilot, Mozilla Labs’ platform for opt-in participation in studies and experiments.)
You can get the report here (PDF), Also available in ODF format thanks to Ken Saunders. I’ve made a Spanish version available in Mozilla Perú, as well.