Death of the browser

Absolutely remarkable data from the always-interesting Jon Udell. By scanning his busy log file for access to his popular site, he shows just how seismic the changes are in the “agents” accessing his web properties.

I say agents because it is clear that the world of browsers is sliding away, at best. More and more, people (myself included) read sites using RSS readers, like SharpReader, NetNewsWire, etc.

Looking at Udell’s data the transformation in access is stunning, with Internet Explorer only accounting for 32% of the visits to his site. The rest are a hodge-podge of things, but if you add up the various RSS variants, it is just shy of the IE total. Fascinating, and ill-understood.