Mozilla publishes State of the Internet

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.