Since this blog is primarily about Second Life™ I think it fair to say my visitor stats are representative of SL Users. If you are interested in knowing what hardware and screen resolution other SL residents are using, read on.
The stats are from my Google Analytics account. If you use both Google’s and WordPress’s stats you’ll notice considerable difference in how they count visitors and page views. Google is much more conservative. In general Google reports visitors and WordPress page views. Since my readers read 1.76 pages per visit my Google stats are about half what WordPress shows.
Google provides stats that are not available from WordPress. For instance, how many people visit your blog every day? In my case: 80+%. Every second day? Third? Longer? Once a month? In my case: 2.2%.
Depending on who you read, either Internet Explorer or Google is the more popular viewer. In some cases Firefox leads Google. My readers are a subset of the world wide browser users. So, I don’t expect my stats to match up to the general stats.
It appears that Second Life users are more technically oriented and tend to change browsers.
Everyone has their favorite.
From the stats we see Windows is the dominate OS used by SL residents. Mac users make up only 11% of my readers and I’ll assume users of Second Life, plus or minus a couple of points.
Linux users are a small group, 3.3%.
Breaking down the Windows users we see Windows 7 is the dominant operating system. I am surprised. With 83% of Windows users having moved on from Windows XP, it is hard to justify providing large efforts to maintain XP compatibility.
I doubt the sample of Mac users is big enough to be definitive, but the stats could represent the SL Mac users.
The Linux users in SL that read my blog are probably a small portion of the Linux users in SL. But, this may give us an idea of what system they use.
I suspected that Second Life users would have larger screens and run them at higher resolutions. That appears to be the case.
The stats give us some information to understand which group of users the Lab will cater to. I’m not sure it provides much information for building in SL.
For bloggers it suggests that while small mobile devices are significant, the huge majority of readers are using desktops.