If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

By | August 1, 2011 | 15 Comments


If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

Science agrees: geeks use other web browsers.

By collecting data from more than 100,000 users, a research firm has revealed that the majority of Internet Explorer users tend to have a lower IQ than Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera or Camino users. No one cares about the EQ anyway.

However, if you use the Internet Explorer with Google Chrome frame, there is a hope for you too.

Still confused? Just take a look at the graph.

Red: IQ average in 2011
Blue: IQ average in 2006

If You Use IE6, Chances Are, You Are Not An Einstein

So here you have it folks, if you want to be cool on the Internet, just get Opera and watch your intelligence grow.

Picture Source: BusinessInsider

[Thanks asknobody, César Maciel]


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • http://twitter.com/Andylee_Sato Andylee_Sato

    The interesting thing is the big growth within  Opera users. Has Opera really changed it’s audience that much over the last 5 years?

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      It may have been caused just by a different sample of Opera users.

  • VV

    the heigher IQ is the lower you are effected by ads, so here we have it. Opera does almost no ads. and G and FF do a´quite a few. IE… been there for ever.

  • VV

    coorelates well with another curve that represents amount of people with different IQ. few with IQ less thatn 80 and more than 120, a lot with IQ around 100, which is general normal IQ.

  • Bosscheetahs

    Higher than 120 only 10 % of population and most of them use Opera niceeeeee……

  • Bosscheetahs

    Higher than 120 only 10 % of population and most of them use Opera niceeeeee……

  • Asknobody

    Now we know why Nobody isn’t using Opera

  • Xerxes

    I’m proud of being an Opera fan for 10 years! :-)
    However this little sample (only 100000 users) is not strong enough to prove something, but I’m sure people having higher IQ are more professional in web browsing and like to fully customize their bowser, or maybe they like to use an Internet Package instead of a simple browser. Then they go for Opera! 

  • Mikah

    Einstein was pretty dumb for smoking against his Doctor’s advice having a high IQ does not mean you don’t do stupid  things. 

    • Daniel Pi

      How in the world do you know what Einstein’s doctor told him?

  • Jan Wolter

    It appear that this study is a hoax: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878

    • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

      Neither David or Mr Cluley gave a real argument against the results of the research.

  • opfox

    Hahahaha, and I just happen to use Opera 90% of the time. I don’t understand how people actually have the time to conduct tests like these when they could be using their time to improve the browser itself lol.

  • Bushpossum

    “Who has a low IQ now? ‘Study’ of Internet Explorer users was a hoax”
    http://www.fiercecio.com/story/who-has-low-iq-now-study-internet-explorer-users-was-hoax/2011-08-03