Today we released the first ever Mozilla Quarterly Analyst Report, focusing on the State of the Internet. This is the start of something new… in addition to metrics related discussions on this blog and across the broader community, we wanted to create a somewhat standardized, ongoing report capturing the state of the internet as seen through Mozilla’s eyes. You should expect to see this report released at the end of each calendar quarter.
Why do this? Mozilla is in unique position. We’re a global community with more than 350 million people around the world using the Firefox Web browser. While we are careful to ensure the data we collect and metrics we track are fairly limited, we feel compelled to share and evangelize the little wisdom we’re able to extract from our numbers.
The structure we’ve laid out includes two general sections – (1) high-level metrics related to Firefox market share and adoption that you should expect to see with each report, and (2) interesting facts and insights that will be rotated in each report.
Some key insights from this report include:
- Looking across several sources of market share data, Firefox’s worldwide share appears close to 30%.
- Usage/Adoption of Firefox this quarter grew most dramatically in Russia.
- Where do people get the earliest start to their day? Hawaii, Wyoming, and Maine. And the latest start? New York.
- People in South America and Antarctica are passionate about personalizing their browser.
- In one usage study, we found one person having more than 600 tabs open at one time. (This last insight comes from Test Pilot, Mozilla Labs’ platform for opt-in participation in studies and experiments.)
We are seeking input and feedback, so if you have any thoughts, please let us know.