Because its readership represents a mixed group of both Mac and
Windows users — albeit more tech-savvy ones than your average
internet surfer — I ran the numbers for Lifehacker, which
currently gets about 39 million visitors a month. As you can
see in the chart above, the number of Lifehacker visitors
without Flash installed nearly tripled from 2.32% in 2006, to
6.07% in 2009.
Gina quotes this tweet from me today, where I mentioned that for January 2010, 32 percent of DF web site visitors do not have Flash enabled. A little over 7 percent of web visitors were using MobileSafari. I suspect most of the rest have Flash installed, but not enabled thanks to things like ClickToFlash for Safari and Flashblock for Firefox.
★ Saturday, 30 January 2010