Data Porn: Giant Bomb May 2011 - Intern Edition

Kessler Kam on our Youtube channel

Let's talk about May, the month of L.A. Noire and home page redesigns and the enthusiastic return of Matt MattBodega Kessler as our summer kingtern. You'll notice this summer we're doubling down on our focus on community and behind-the-scenes video, photos and especially, hazing. It was a lovely May, we began our 2011 Internship program. Already the two bear cubs, Corey and Ben, have taken over managing our Youtube and Facebook pages, uploading trailers to the sites and clawing away at the Screened and Giant Bomb wikis.

On the other side of the community pond, you guys continue to build out great wiki pages and make retarded community content.

Some of you asked me over twitter (@red_lamp) for some specific data and here's what I could get screenshots for. The browser break down goes, Firefox 38.9%, Chrome 33.7% and IE 12.7% of traffic to Giant Bomb. A whopping 65% of weirdos who do use Internet Explorer user version 8. So there you have it.

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Posted by ethan
Kessler Kam on our Youtube channel

Let's talk about May, the month of L.A. Noire and home page redesigns and the enthusiastic return of Matt MattBodega Kessler as our summer kingtern. You'll notice this summer we're doubling down on our focus on community and behind-the-scenes video, photos and especially, hazing. It was a lovely May, we began our 2011 Internship program. Already the two bear cubs, Corey and Ben, have taken over managing our Youtube and Facebook pages, uploading trailers to the sites and clawing away at the Screened and Giant Bomb wikis.

On the other side of the community pond, you guys continue to build out great wiki pages and make retarded community content.

Some of you asked me over twitter (@red_lamp) for some specific data and here's what I could get screenshots for. The browser break down goes, Firefox 38.9%, Chrome 33.7% and IE 12.7% of traffic to Giant Bomb. A whopping 65% of weirdos who do use Internet Explorer user version 8. So there you have it.

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I spoiled this for myself by looking at your profile as you were uploading the images! Nooooooo

Posted by Bucketdeth

Surprised to see so many Firefox users still, I keep hearing complaints but it works fine for me.

Posted by CrimsonAvenger

Are you going to put one up for Screened?

Posted by rmanthorp

I do love porn.

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Posted by bobafettjm

Holy cow I thought I would be higher than third with over 10k wiki points. 40k in one month is crazy.

Posted by Slaker117

Oh, come on. I don't comment that much. Surely the rest of you can do better.

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Posted by Origina1Penguin

Hasn't linkyshinks been gone for months? How is he on there?

Posted by lead_farmer

Didn't know people still used IE.

Posted by ReyGitano

@lead_farmer said:

Didn't know people still used IE.

I met someone at college who used IE. Friends don't let friends use IE.

Posted by Subjugation

Shame on you if you use IE.

Posted by ethan

@crimsonavenger said:

Are you going to put one up for Screened?

Yep!

@Vito_Raliffe said:

I spoiled this for myself by looking at your profile as you were uploading the images! Nooooooo

Creeper!

Posted by Winternet

One of these days I am going to make into these charts. You just wait and see.

Posted by xeroxkitty

Could you infiltrate the Civil Service & convince them to use decent web browsers, please? ;)

Posted by Halberdierv2

nice. how soon till the May one for AnimeVice?

Posted by ArbitraryWater

How is it that Linkyshinks is still on the most viewed list despite having been banned for like a year at this point? I guess that's the fallout from still being one of the top posters even now.

Posted by Claude

At least the Video_Game_King is a bigger forum whore than me. Damn, I guess I had a bunch to say last month.

Posted by Mento

I'm going to be on one of these things someday. As soon as you add a "most sarcastic posters" graph.
 
Because it's so likely the Top Men will find a way to quantify sarcasm for an infographic. Why wouldn't I expect that to happen.

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Posted by Pop

I have no idea who onimonkii is... but it sounds familliar

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Claude said:

At least the Video_Game_King is a bigger forum whore than me. Damn, I guess I had a bunch to say last month.

Damn straight, I am. Hell, CL60's known a...wait...what's this? I've dropped off the blogging leaderboard? Huh? Hell, the entire blogging leaderboard seems to have been dropped. I wish to know if my hatred of SpongeBob beat Zombie Pie.
Posted by Marino

@ethan: Thanks for helping catch one hell of a plagiarizer!

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Posted by ethan

@Marino said:

@ethan: Thanks for helping catch one hell of a plagiarizer!

These posts are good for something?!

Posted by HitmanAgent47

I never make it on these list and graphs.

Posted by mracoon

@Marino: I caught a point gamer using these graphs before too. It's really easy to spot when someone gets a ridiculous amount of points in one month.

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Posted by LordAndrew

I see I'm listed as a top wiki contributor this month. I'm surprised, given the computer troubles I've been having lately that eventually drove me to the 3DS Internet Browser.

Speaking of which, attempting to view the full versions of those images in the Internet Browser is a painful experience. So I only looked at the wiki contributor chart.

Edited by Yanngc33

Hell yeah! I'm in three of these this month :D

Posted by nunami

Thanks for posting some of the analytics. It must be nice for the web devs and designers to have users who are using newerish browsers. It's Interesting to see some of the stats especially compared to some large corporate websites who still have 10-20% of users accessing their sites on IE6!

Edited by Guided_By_Tigers

I use Pale Moon browser I wonder if the system just counts that as Firefox....also my username is so long it got partially cut off in the wiki tasks closed graph.

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Marino: And here I was hoping it was just a guy abusing in-article images, plagiarism is so boring.....but I guess its quicker to do a copypasta than to manually add a ton of superfluous pictures into the article to rack up them wiki points!
Posted by JustXtreme

I love analytics

Posted by craigbo180

Number two in wiki edits for the month, first time I have shown up in one of these graphs I think!

Edited by Sweep

Take that, ZombiePie! I got more profile views than you and I didn't even blog this month. Ha!

Also, how did linkyshinks profile get 1000+ hits? That guy has been banned for months!

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Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Sweep said:

Also, how did linkyshinks profile get 1000+ hits? That guy has been banned for months!

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Posted by effache

does "community video" man that we'll FINALLY see the return of QotW?

Posted by ethan

@effache said:

does "community video" man that we'll FINALLY see the return of QotW?

It's not in any plans that I know about.

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
@Sweep said:

Also, how did linkyshinks profile get 1000+ hits? That guy has been banned for months!

Illuminati
He said Linkyshinks, not HitmanAgent47.
Posted by ZombiePie

@Sweep said:

Take that, ZombiePie! I got more profile views than you and I didn't even blog this month. Ha!

Also, how did linkyshinks profile get 1000+ hits? That guy has been banned for months!

Whatever, I still have the most popular blog of any user across any Whiskey Media site.

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Posted by EpicSteve

Yeah, I've been dragging ass lately. Or people have figured out I'm a douche. Maybe a little of both?

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King said:
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
@Sweep said:

Also, how did linkyshinks profile get 1000+ hits? That guy has been banned for months!

Illuminati
He said Linkyshinks, not HitmanAgent47.
Hitman is not the Illuminati.
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures
 
But he is a conspiracy theorist, which is far more relevant than whatever the hell Linkyshinks did (piss off the staff?).
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@Video_Game_King: The Illuminati does not target conspiracy theorists....they are simply a secret society and they caused Linkyshinks to get a lot of views.
Posted by Cirdain

65% of people need to be rid of theis earth

Posted by ZombiePie

@Unknown_Pleasures: @Video_Game_King: I will have you know that as a member of a Grand Lodge I find most conspiracy theories incredibly offensive.

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Posted by Vexxan

Get a real browser, IE users!

Posted by Guided_By_Tigers
@ZombiePie: I'm sorry
Posted by valrog

People should really update their IE...

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
@ZombiePie: I'm sorry
I'm not :P.
Posted by abdo

Can't believe I saw my name on one of those graphs. Glad I'm useful for something at least.

Posted by arjen1000

hey