02 Aug '11, 7am

Internet Explorer users 'have below-average IQ': Survey

Users of the most popular web browser, Internet Explorer, tend to have lower-than-average IQ, according to a survey of online habits. PC World reports that a "psychometric consulting" firm called AptiQuant gave free online IQ tests to 100,000 people, and then plotted the scores against the browser on which the tests were taken. It found that Internet Explorer users scored lower than average, while Chrome, Firefox and Safari users were very slightly above average. Camino, Opera and Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame were scored "exceptionally" high. "The study showed a substantial relationship between an individual's cognitive ability and their choice of web browser," AptiQuant concluded. "From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers." Some people have suggested that the...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/TechandDigital/Digital/EDC1108...

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