Why Do You Use Your Web Browser Of Choice? [We Ask You]

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I’m one of those strange people that is always online in one way or another, and most of that time is spent on the web. It’s my source of income, as well as information and entertainment. None of which would be possible without a web browser. A browser is our means of accessing the web, that vast collection of pages that we could never hope to navigate entirely in our lifetimes.

There are a host of web browsers available to use, from the mainstream choices such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox, and Apple’s Safari, to the more niche choices such as Opera, RockMelt, Flock, and Maxthon. All of which do essentially the same thing but in their own unique way. Which leads me to wonder how MakeUseOf readers choose the browser they use.

This Week’s Question…

Why Do You Use Your Web Browser Of Choice?

In a recent MakeUseOf poll, Yaara asked How Many Browsers Do You Have Installed On Your Computer? The majority of people have two, three, or four browsers installed, but the comments suggest that most primarily use just one for their general browsing needs. The others are either sitting on their computer unused and unloved, or used specifically for one or two activities.

All browsers allow you to access the web, but the way they achieve this differs from browser to browser. We want to know why you have chosen the browser you use on a daily basis? Is it because it blends into the background, offering an unobtrusive portal to the web? Is it because of one or two killer features that your browser of choice has over the competition? Could it even be brand loyalty, to Apple or Google?

We Ask You… now You Tell Us. All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week.

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‘We Ask [You] Tell Us‘ is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. We ask you a question and you tell us what you think. The question is open-ended and is usually open to debate. Some questions will be purely opinion-based, while others will see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps for your fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

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