Mozilla's Global Usage Share Now at 1.1 Percent
Monday December 16th, 2002
Tyrannosaurus Moz writes: "According to OneStat.com, Mozilla has achieved 1.1% usage, up 0.3% from 0.8% in September. If you count Netscape 7 as Mozilla (it is) then Mozilla-based browsers now control about 1.7% of the Web browser market." Internet Explorer is still the number one browser with a 95% usage share but Mozilla has now overtaken Opera as the third most popular browser, behind Netscape (all versions) with 3%.
The whole thing should read:
Assume the web browser market size remains constant. In that case our total user base climbed from 8 units to 11 units (from 0.8% of total market share to 1.1% of total market share) in 3 months. That is an increase of 37.5% in our total user base over 3 months. Applying the rule of 72, our user base should should double every (3 months * (72 / 37.5)) = 5.76 months.
Continue to assume that the Internet user base remains constant. Thus, one unit = 0.1% of the web browser market. If our rate of userbase growth remains constant, we would have roughly a 70% market share in less than years.
This may be inaccurate math. Corrections and accusations are welcome.
A 37.5% increase in the user base in 3 months is extremely fast growth. So, yes, we are rocking.