Wikipedia.org and sister projects, June 2021 :

* 51.2% Chrome (incl. Mobile/iOS)
* 24.2% Safari (incl. Mobile)
* 4.9% Firefox (incl. Mobile/iOS)
* 2.7% Edge
* 2.4% Samsung Internet
* 1.6% Google app
* 0.9% Opera (incl. Mobile/Mini)
* 0.7% Internet Explorer
* 0.2% DuckDuckGo app
* 0.2% Yandex app

100% = 15 billion views (desktop and mobile web, no spiders, no bots)

Firefox's Reader view has a "Listen" feature, integrating text-to-speech.

Apart from feeding text to the operating system's default TTS, it has useful extras such as focussing and scolling the current paragraph, underlining the current word (karaoke-style), and overriding the speed and voice.

I especially like that it can pause/resume and go back a paragraph—which macOS's adhoc "speak" command for selected text cannot.

Oh, and apparently we've been doing this since 1901, with successful submarine trials (domestically) going back to the 1840s. I had no idea it went back that far!

They've had some upgrades, of course. At the time, they were telegraphy cables. Later telephone. And now, we're on multi-terrabits-per-second optical fibers.

The map looks surprisingly similar. Makes me think there are probably highly-specific terrain considerations that lend itself to these routes?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarin

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"Computing Performance: On the Horizon"

Brendan Gregg gives an accessible overview on the state of the art in server performance.

• CPU: speed is done, threads are hard. Future is cores, processes. Also, new chipmaker brands?
• Memory: latency is done, bandwidth way to go.
• Disks are weird, more bandwidth coming to SSDs. Also, 3D disk points?
• Check the references for further reading material.

brendangregg.com/blog/2021-07-

🌍 Global Internet infrastructure map

A map of the cables laid on our sea beds, connecting the various landmasses on our humble planet.

infrapedia.com/app

See also: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submarin

Mobile Safari (iOS)

Release cadence: every 12 months.
Adoption peak: ~ 92%.
Adoption time: ~ 4 months.

from 1.8% to 82% (2-90% of peak):
* iOS 13: 9 Sep 2019 - 12 Feb 2020.
* iOS 14: 16 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020.

9/9

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Chrome Mobile

Release cadence: every 6 weeks.
Adoption peak: ~ 80%.
Adoption time: ~ 2 weeks.

from 1.6% to 72% (2-90% of peak):
* v86: 7 Oct - 24 Oct.
* v88: 20 Jan - Feb 3.
* v89: 3 Mar - 19 Mar.

8/9

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Safari (desktop)

Release cadence: every 12 months.
Adoption peak: ~ 86%.
Adoption time: 1-2 months.

from 1.7% to 77% (2-90% of peak):
* v13: 14 Sep 2019 - 17 Nov 2019.
* v14: 16 Sep 2020 - 25 Dec 2020.

7/9

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Chrome (desktop)

Release cadence: every 6 weeks.
Adoption peak: ~ 91%.
Adoption time: ~ 2 weeks.

from 1.8% to 82% (2-90% of peak):
* v86: 7 Oct - 18 Oct.
* v87: (had a bumpy ride).
* v88: 20 Jan - Feb 6.
* v89: 3 Mar - 19 Mar.

6/9

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Microsoft Edge

Release cadence: every 6 weeks.
Adoption peak: ~ 97%.
Adoption time: ~ 1 week.

from 1.9% to 87% (2-90% of peak):
* v87: 19 Nov - 29 Nov.
* v88: 21 Jan - 30 Jan.
* v89: 4 Mar - 12 Mar.

👉 Edge aligns to Chromium releases since Aug 2020.

5/9

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Firefox (desktop)

Release cadence: every 4 weeks.
Adoption peak: ~ 87%.
Adoption time: ~ 1 week.

from 1.7% to 78% (2-90% of peak):
* v85: 26 Jan - 3 Feb.
* v86: 23 Feb - 2 Mar.
* v87: 23 Mar - 31 Mar.

4/9

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🧵 Browser adoption graphs, Wikipedia

Firefox: 1 week (peak 87%, release every 4w)
Edge: 1 week (<= 97%, every 6w)
Chrome: 2 weeks (<= 91%, every 6w)
Safari: 1-2 months (<= 86%, yearly)

Chrome Mobile: 2 weeks (<= 80%, every 6w)
iOS: 4 months (<= 92%, yearly)

3/9

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🧵 Wikipedia.org and sister projects, for May 2021:

* 49%: Chrome +Mobile
* 24.7%: Safari +Mobile
* 5.2%: Firefox +Mobile
* 2.8%: Edge
* 2.5%: Samsung Internet
* 2.0%: Chrome iOS
* 1.6%: Google app
* 0.79%: Opera
* 0.72%: IE
* 0.26%: Yandex app
* 0.22%: DuckDuckGo app

100% = 16.4 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

Thread special: Browser adoption rates.

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, for April 2021:

* 50%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.8%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.2%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.8%: Edge
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 2.0%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 1.6%: Google app
* 0.83%: Opera
* 0.74%: Internet Explorer
* 0.27%: Yandex
* 0.2%: DuckDuckGo app

100% = 16.4 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

Jonah Edwards talks about the tech and numbers of Internet Archive. Hardware, traffic, costs, and more.

First few minutes are the talk, followed by many good Qs&As.

archive.org/details/jonah-edwa

Wikipedia.org and sister projects, browser stats for March 2021:

* 49%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.7%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 5.1%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.7%: Edge
* 2.6%: Samsung Internet
* 1.7%: Google app
* 1.9%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 0.81%: Opera
* 0.79%: Internet Explorer
* 0.27%: Yandex
* 0.15%: DuckDuckGo app

100% = 17.5 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

Wikipedia.org and sister projects, by operating system in last week of February 2021:

* 30.7%: Android
* 26.3%: Windows
* 23.7%: iOS
* (11.1%: Other)
* 6.7%: macOS
* 1.3%: Linux (incl. Ubuntu)
* 0.2%: Chrome OS

With December and January behind us, we see this year too had its "temporal shift to mobile" holiday. Each year, some 10% of traffic shifts from desktop Windows and macOS, to mobile Android and iOS; and back a month later.

And, we're continuing to see steady 0.1% increases in Linux!

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Wikipedia.org and sister projects, stats for the month of February 2021:

* 48%: Chrome, Chrome Mobile
* 23.7%: Safari, Mobile Safari
* 4.9%: Firefox, Firefox Mobile
* 2.5%: Edge
* 2.5%: Samsung Internet
* 1.9%: Google app
* 1.9%: Chrome Mobile iOS
* 0.85%: Internet Explorer
* 0.75%: Opera

100% = 15.9 billion views (desktop+mobile web, no apps, no bots)

We're all one of today's lucky "Ten Thousand" at some point, and likely will be many more times in the future.

Each of us take turns filling up on things that "most" people seem to know, for I have yet to meet one who knows all those "most people" things! (non-overlapping subsets etc etc).

Be kind to today's lucky Ten Thousand! ♥️

(H/T @celia)

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