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This article was published on October 6, 2009

Google launches WhatBrowser.org. Wants to convince ordinary folk what browser they should use.

Google launches WhatBrowser.org. Wants to convince ordinary folk what browser they should use.
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Picture 6So Google has created WhatBrowser.org, a site to help teach people they should Google Chrome to help teach ordinary non-geek people about web browsers. It’s a simple but illustrative little site with a short and to the point video explaining why Browsers are so important and the choices you have.

To be fair on Google, they do offer Opera and Firefox as alternative browsers in their “try a new browser section”, but no sign of IE 8. Clearly the site is specifically for people stuck and settled with Microsoft.

It’ll be interesting to see how Google promote the site.

On a side note, here’s a fascinating image illustrating a time line of web browsers from the early 1990s to the present. (Thanks Bohoe)

1780px-Timeline_of_web_browsers