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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ?

IE6Recently I posted about Internet Explorer 6 and its way towards “death”, which was a great news for many web designers and developpers. If you missed the post, it’s here:

IE 6 – it’s time to say Good-bye

Today, a new study has been revealed that claims that Internet Explorer users have lower IQ than users of Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Very interesting.

So, what are they saying? The consulting company called AptiQuant did a research of users online, actually the users were given tests on IQ, and apparently the Internet Explorer users scored the lowest of all the users and well below 80. IE users had much lower IQ than the users of Firefox, Safari, and Opera. Of course the IE supporters got angry and claimed that they would sue the company.

AptiQuant gave their IQ tests to more than 100,000 users online and gathered data about the web browsers they were using, that’s how they knew that IE users scored lowest. Interestingly enough, the highest IQ had the users of Opera and Camino (Camino is a web browser based on a Gecko engine (Mozilla) and it only runs on Mac OS X).

Just to clarify, AptiQuant said that it doesn’t really mean that IE users have low IQ, instead:

“What it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer,” said AptiQuant CEO Leonard Howard.

The article on this can be even found on BBC website in the news section, so for more information go to bbc.co.uk.

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