I should have spelled things out more in the post but wanted people to look at it themselves and see how the information appears to change depending on how the chart is tilted.
For the yearly numbers I chose statistics from December of each year (except 2012 where I chose June). Chrome first makes its appearance in September 2008 with 3.1% market share. By December it rose to 3.6%. Afterwards, it looks like this:
Looking at what I posted though gives the viewer a sense that Chrome’s final number (41.7%) could actually be somewhere in the high 20s to low 30s (the lime colored on where we’re looking down at the chart), or even up in the 50s (the orange colored one where we’re looking up at the chart).
Like most things, perspective matters.
If RSS isn’t saved now, if browser vendors don’t realise the potential of RSS to save users a whole bunch of time and make the web better for them, then the alternative is that I will have to have a Facebook account, or a Twitter account, or some such corporate-controlled identity, where I have to “Like” or “Follow” every website’s partner account that I’m interested in, and then have to deal with the privacy violations and problems related with corporate owned identity owning a list of every website I’m interested in (and wanting to monetise that list), and they, and every website I’m interested in, knowing every other website I’m interested in following, and then I have to log in and check this corporate owned identity every day in order to find out what’s new on other websites, whilst I’m advertised to, because they are only interested in making the biggest and the best walled garden that I can’t leave.