Web traffic for Internet Explorer drops below 50%

sad explorer web browser statsFor more than a decade, Internet Explorer has claimed more than 50% of the Internet’s traffic. For the first time, Internet Explorer’s web traffic fell below 50% in October 2011.

Microsoft’s browser has been in a state of slow decline, but without having a strong tablet contender, the browser is losing popularity in favor of Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Microsoft’s current market share for browsers is 49.6%. Safari makes up 62.17% of mobile web traffic, according to Netmarketshare.com. For desktops and laptops, Firefox is the runner up to IE with 21.20% of traffic–followed  Google Chrome and Safari.

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