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What Your Internet Browser Says About You

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Internet Explorer

You are over the age of 40. You have to be. You don’t really care about you or your browser’s appearance. You Google “cute cat pictures” and send them to your grandchildren in mass email chains. You’re not really sure what a GIF is, but you love the image of the panda dancing and bookmarked it on your browser so you can watch it from time to time. A member in your senior citizen book club recently discovered StumbleUpon and shared its wonders to you. Now you’re addicted. You have the most diverse web history because 95% of your time on the internet is spent stumbling randomly into various sites and sending the cute and inspirational findings to your various email pen pals. You don’t have a Facebook profile.

Favorite Website: Digg

Safari

You go with the flow. This internet browser came preloaded on your Mac, and in all honesty, it’s cool with you. Your home page is still the Apple Store, and you see no reason to really change it up. If you ordered a plain bagel with butter at a diner and they brought you a ham and cheese omelette, you’d probably eat it and have no problem with the mistake. When life throws obstacles and choices your way, you’ll choose the path of least resistance. You post song lyric statuses on Facebook.

Favorite Website: Yahoo!

Mozilla Firefox

You like to have things your way. Never satisfied with the status quo, you are weary of becoming too stagnant in life. You also love a good protest. In college, you were the president of the “Students Against Teacher Parking Spots” coalition, leading the fight against premium parking for non-tenured professors. You love a good soapbox, and use your personal blog with a witty URL to share your edgy thoughts. You actively waged a personal war on SOPA, and changed your Facebook profile picture to one of those “Security Through Censorship” images. You post extremely long, polarizing monologues about politics on Facebook.

Favorite Website: Reddit

Google Chrome

You are part of the 99%. You use the most popular web browser on the planet, and believe there is power in numbers. You love to feel relevant and as up-to-date as possible. Everything is constantly being upgraded in your life. As soon as your iPhone 4S has an upgrade in the App Store, it has to be downloaded. You have seven different Gmail accounts and comb the internet for the next big social media site. You respect name brands and don’t trust knockoffs. When the new iPad is released, you have no problem camping outside of the Apple Store the night before to get it first. You post links to Mashable, CNN, and The Huffington Post on Facebook.

Favorite Website: Twitter

Opera

According to the Opera website, you want loading web pages to be “really snappy.” You are the type of person that responds positively to words like “snappy.” You like the idea of being off the grid. You enjoy cross country-skiing, extreme pogo sticking, and the occasional glacier climbing because all of those activities are extremely isolating and no one else does them. You once took a trip to eastern Utah so you could “get away.” You pitched a tent off I-70 and made pigs in a blanket on your portable propane stove. When searching on the internet, you use DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search to remain free from the stranglehold of Corporate America. You post about how invasive Facebook is on Facebook.

Favorite Website: 4Chan

SeaMonkey

You are the hippy of internet web browsing. You are a communal thinker and love the idea of a browser that is made by a group of people. You eat exclusively free range food products and always (always!) bring cloth bags to your local food co-op. You long to live in Montana on an expansive, yet humble, plot of land. You love words like “organic,” “nourishment,” and “holistic.” You got rid of your TV in 2006, and enjoy lying on your couch cross-stitching scarves as a mindless pastime. You collect cats and are open to the idea of starting a B&B for feline-friendly couples. You post links to vegan food recipes on Facebook.

Favorite Website: Kickstarter TC mark

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    • blah

      lol only bothered to read the safari one cause that’s what i use. very accurate except for the song lyrics part (god, i would never).

    • denkely

      Never heard of SeaMonkey….

    • http://twitter.com/iamoutnumbered Anjali Agarwal (@iamoutnumbered)

      NOT accurate. At all.

    • http://twitter.com/Commander_Co0l Tony F.

      dafuq is Seamonkey O_o

      • http://twitter.com/bsdf ༟༟ (@bsdf)

        seamonkey is an up to date version of the old mozilla browser before firefox came out. p@ace.

    • http://twitter.com/shoshkabob Shosh (@shoshkabob)

      lol the Chrome description was the closest you could get to screaming “MORE MAINSTREAM THAN ME BECAUSE I LIKE FIREFOX” without actually doing it.
      Chrome loads faster than Firefox in my experience… just because it has commercials now doesn’t mean we’re all in it for the “name brand”.

    • My Name

      Wow, inaccurate at all. A true geek would just put Chrome is best everyone else is gay.

      • Gabriella

        What does being gay have to do with anything

      • http://www.facebook.com/brandonwhumphries Brandon Humphries

        Thanks for the homophobia, ass.

        • damn

          LOL people need to chill

    • http://loveandchunkybits.tumblr.com MB

      DUmb! U cant even cross-stitch a sweater, and way to trivialize social justice people. Do people really protest parking lot spaces for teachers? U def dont know what ur talking about bc u didnt even MENTION tumblr!

      • http://twitter.com/derek_nicholas Derek Toth (@derek_nicholas)

        -______________- because tumblr is not a browser. idiot.

    • Julia

      That Google Chrome description made me feel so bad about myself I want to change browsers. I use GC because it’s customizable and quick, not because it’s what everyone else does.
      And you can’t cross-stitch a scarf.

    • http://butattheendoftheday.com Samuel

      Reblogged this on Write a blog on a log, Sam I am and commented:
      I quit IE because of the virus. I quit Firefox because it had a virus. Only a matter of time before my Chrome hits a virus. This is mostly true about me, but I don’t iPad like those hipsters do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brandonwhumphries Brandon Humphries

      Google Chrome is not the most popular browser, it’s still Internet Explorer, but only because old people don’t know how to change it.

    • k

      truth.

    • Kat

      I think you meant to type “crochet” instead of “cross-stitch.”

    • Fee

      No Rockmelt?

    • http://twitter.com/mexifrida FC

      i have 2-3 browsers open at all times. idk what is wrong with me either.

    • http://sugarwords.wordpress.com thesugarray

      I don’t use firefox because that shit keeps crashing.

    • Mick

      This blog is fucking horrible, shit concept for a post.
      It’s really too bad I can’t take back my page rank contribution.

      Dear writer, Fuck you for wasting a moment of my life with your stupidity.
      I hope nobody else has to see this bullshit ever.

    • http://www.ariestrash.com ariestrash

      There should be an option for cross-browser users like myself. Cause based off of these descriptions, my personality is so conflicting >.<!

    • bob

      so accurate…
      types the safarii user…

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