VisitorVille are a Web analysis company, with the unusual ability to break down their results by company – presumably, by checking the records of which IP addresses are allocated to which organisation. They gather their data from sites within “a network of thousands of web sites” – although which sites those are isn’t immediately clear.
Although the results should be taken with a large pinch of salt, a great deal of fun can be had observing, for example, how large companies don’t really eat their own dogfood.
- 66% of Microsoft employee searches are done using Google…
- …and 30% of Yahoo! employees
- 0.7% of Microsoft employees use Firefox
- Either the detection isn’t too good, or a lot of Apple employees use iCab, OmniWeb or Opera
- There’s a small but enduring OS9 community at 1, Infinite Loop
- Sun uses more Windows than Solaris
- IBM is getting with the program; over 7% Firefox/Mozilla
- No-one at AOL whatsoever uses any version of Netscape
Fortunately, the Mozilla Foundation appears not to be in their database, so I can poke fun without potential embarrassment ;-)