Monday, November 14, 2011

Tell me what browser you use and tell you how smart you are

A controversial study by the Canadian company AptiQuant Psychometric Consulting suggests that users of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) have an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) lower than using other Internet browsers. In reaching this conclusion, online intelligence test performed 100,000 people speaking English in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Canada and the United States for four weeks using an online test and applying the Scale Wechsler Adult Intelligence (WAIS).

After the results associated with the browser used to access the website. The data showed that people with higher scores on intelligence tests had stopped using Internet Explorer and opted for other browsers such as Firefox , Google Chrome, Safari and Opera. However, people with lower scores mainly using Internet Explorer. AptiQuant researchers suggest that because these latter are subject more resistant to technological change , which is reflected in the versions of the software they use to surf the web, which in many cases are outdated. Specifically, users IE have an IQ slightly above 80 , the Firefox and Chrome showed an average close to 110, and the most intelligent, the study said, would be the users of Opera , with more than 120 points.


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