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Study: Internet Explorer Users Not Bright

Are Internet Explorer users less intelligent than users of other Web browsers? So concluded Aptiquant after posting an IQ test on its Web site, and then compiling the results from more than 100,000 users. The research firm, which bills itself as a "psychometric consultant," found no substantial difference between users of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.

IE users, however, had below average IQs. What explains the dubious distinction? Well, "IE has about twice the installed base of any other browser, so IQs are more likely to tend toward the mean," explains Business Insider. What's more, "IE is the default browser of 95% of people who don't know how to download and install a new browser, which drags down the average."

Also of note, "People who use other browsers include a disproportionate number of computer geeks, which brings their averages up." With that last factor in mind, it would be interesting to see, on average, what groups of browser users have plans on Friday night.



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  1. Michael Martinez from SEO Theory, August 3, 2011 at 7:27 p.m.

    This "study" has been debunked as a hoax.

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