Remember That Internet Explorer Story? It`s Bogus!

Submitted by: spandi 5 years ago in
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14389430

This should invalidate all that was said. But my guess is it won"t.
There are 40 comments:
Male 759
Yeah, but the point is Baalthazaq he`s got his own U.S. show.
Which means he`s no longer here.
Although even if he was over here it just gives Ian Hislop another excuse to tear him a new hole.
Again.
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Male 4,547
It`s also what Piers Morgan said.

He went from being a fired Daily Mail editor, to News of the World Editor, to his own talk show on US TV.

Thanks Murdoch!
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Male 15,832
[quote]The story may be bogus but it`s still true.[/quote]
That`s what Dan Rather said. Where is he now?
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Male 11,740
The story may be bogus but it`s still true.
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Male 243
Despite it being a stunt, I still think it`s probably true
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Male 749
Sometimes, I really miss Compuserve
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Male 1,744
i love how it was the readers of the news site, not the actual reporters, who did the research on this and found it to be bogus.
THAT`s why journalism is failing
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Male 1,429
Netscape Navigator all the way!!!
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Male 356
Already knew that it is a hoax. There`s no way that Safari`s users could have IQ that high.
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Male 621
Way to go IE users. Maybe you should throw a party and invite all your Netscape and AOL friends. You know, play minesweeper till 3AM.
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Male 599
Really, Really! Reeeeeeaaaaallllyyy! Ya think!
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Male 4,902
Wow im shocked...
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Male 1,625
so, a story we all said was bullpoo, ended up being bullpoo

who knew!?!?!
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Male 759
thank god the bbc is here to do this kind of hard investigative journalism... -_-
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Male 2,790
too long. next.
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Male 684
the first clue it was bogus was the claim they had tested people for IQ...to get an accurate idea of the ability of someone takes test administered by professionals, not something you do online. Has it ever occurred to anyone that the first thing they teach you in advertising is to compliment someone, and associate that compliment with your product?
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Male 96
hungry beat did something similar to see how many news peeps would run it. It was something about gullibility in major cities in Australia.
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Male 1,678
What? Someone lied on the internet? Is nothing sacred anymore? :-(
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Male 4,746
"an elaborate hoax"!?! LOL! Yeah, the depths of the complexities involved in making this hoax possible is stunning.
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Male 25,416
It would have been done my a mac user, safari for the win. Like its such a great program and such
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Male 71
it was true.. look at how many IE user`s believed it :)
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Male 42
Look.
I use IE.
Reason: Im lazy. Not stupid. Lazy. I got national scholar. Im at a top notch school. I got a 140 IQ for chris-sakes.
Stop hating on IE!
(Also, I modded my browser to run faster. Now it`s faster than firefox/chrome. )
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Male 15,510
Of course it was bogus, we dont need any study to know IE explorer users are dumb people
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Male 878
It must be true, it was on the Internet. Shame on the BBC.
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Male 801
Bogus, but still probably true, you would have to have a pretty low I.Q. to still use IE...
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Male 146
Oh my! Someone made some poo up and put it on the internet? And it ended up on IAB? Oh my.

File under: "I don`t care if it`s fake. It`s still sort of funny."
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Male 9
Fail counter: Me - 1 / IAB - 0. Damn, now I feel foolish for submitting this drat. At least I wasn`t alone in my belief, BBC, CNN, AND Forbes were with me on this.
Next time I`ll submit a compilation of golf cart fails. At least that`s funny. Sorry I-A-B!
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Male 280
What? THat chart i saw on the internet was not accurate or corect? Who could have known....
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Male 194
Makes sense. If you`re already dumb enough to use a Windows-based PC, Internet Explorer isn`t actually a bad idea. It tends to run faster than the alternatives due to the way in which some of its core components are built into the OS.
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Male 354
Guessing it was done by either chrome, firefox, or the others.
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Male 773
Haha, i bet the people who are only just figuring this out now are using IE.
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Male 293
Still true, though...
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Male 269
Who would have thought...
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Male 139
no poo.
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Male 528
@SteelAtlas AGREED
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Male 77
The fact that people actually believed intelligence was related to choice of web browser is the stupidest part. Most people don`t even think about what they`re using.
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Male 2,440
But everything on the internet is true! I don`t know what to think anymore!
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Male 47
Internet explorers sole use is still only to download a better browser ...
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Male 552
lol.. well no duh it was bogus.
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Male 118
Link: Remember That Internet Explorer Story? It`s Bogus! [Rate Link] - This should invalidate all that was said. But my guess is it won`t.
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