I have been monitoring the traffic to several major technology blogs lately. This research is based upon specific domains with specific brand associate with them:
I have been evaluating their "popularity" via via several top tech news aggregation sites and social bookmarking tools:
As well as traffic and searches at:
While evaluating specific tag cloud patterns, specific technology, scientific, and industry topics. I have seen one major pattern.
The mainstream user, uses Internet Explorer, smart people use Firefox, and the real technology leadership uses Google Chrome.
Thanks for the comments on and offline guys. I am doing this research, but this article was actually a test in creation of titles for tech blog posts in the tech industry. I was comparing a series of posts with different titles containing a mix emotional triggers and technology triggers. Its not scientific but generally I proved that tech readers respond better to more tech with a little emotion vs. mostly emotional. It was true, an overwhelmingly large group of tech bloggers are using Firefox and Chrome, but in no way can I extract intelligence based upon this. Thanks for bearing with my slightly stupid post.