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Google launches stealth attack on dumb web users

October 6, 2009
Translation: What Browser, dumbass?

Translation: What Browser, dumbass?

Google has launched www.whatbrowser.org, a thinly-veiled attempt to get people to figure out that Internet Explorer completely sucks, and use another browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. I fully applaud this effort, as its amazing how many people simply don’t know how important a good web browser is. Millions of hours are wasted thanks to the slow-loading times of bad browsers.

Video (for your folks and grandparents) after the break.

And here’s some man on the street with clueless people, courtesy Google. Spoiler alert: Everyone thinks a browser is a search engine.

I think someone should show this website and video to the Quebec government. What browser do you use? Let me know by commenting.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Noah Sidel permalink
    October 6, 2009 3:59 PM

    Oh, I don’t know that someone would see that an an attack on IE unless they were looking for an attack on IE – hint, nudge, cough, You!, cough, tumbleweed-goes-by… I do think that would be rather informative for my parents though, yes.

  2. eliasmakos permalink*
    October 6, 2009 4:05 PM

    Dude, it’s totally made to get people off the dominant IE. People who don’t know what web browser they use are likely IE users. Firefox & Chrome users have generally made a specific decision to stop using IE.

    By the way, IE fell again in September , now at 65% share. Woot!

  3. Jennifer Wiebe permalink
    October 6, 2009 5:12 PM

    I love Chrome! I can’t stand IE! People should be made aware that they have a choice.

    Can’t wait until Google OS comes out.

    Is it any wonder that our backwards government is so behind in its technology? Thank goodness we have a savvy computer tech who installed Firefox on our school computers.

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