After a marathon Firefox 4 download ( 15.85 MM, see http://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2011/03/25/the-first-48-hours-of-mozilla-firefox-4/ ) we prepared a location intensity graph. Figure 1 displays the cities by frequency of download (independent of how many downloads though the two are strongly related). Blue is infrequent to very few (bottom 10%), bright yellow is many (top 10%).
Though the above picture is heartwarming at the same time it is disappointing. There are swaths of the world pitch black. The location information is constrained by the accuracy of the geo-location service but that is also related to internet penetration. With Internet access rapidly becoming (in the not too distant future) a public utility, it is sad that the ‘have not’s have one more item on the list.
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