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I just read this interest article at ReadWriteWeb:

Chrome Market Share: WebTrends Says 2%; Over 7% at ReadWriteWeb

I'm seeing about a 2% share for Chrome at the sites that I support. How much is Chrome being used at your sites? Are there things we should be thinking about if Chrome becomes a major player in the browser market?

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We've only got 0.43% since Chrome's launch.

Since it uses Webkit, the changes shouldn't be huge, but hopefully Google will be using the data gleaned from people using Chrome to improve not only the browser, but the search experience in general.

I could see Google allowing you to personalize your version of Chrome to best suit your browsing/searching habits. That is, using your past searches to more accurately predict future searches (which I suspect is what they're doing to some extent with iGoogle, etc).
We're showing 0.34% since Chrome launched.
Our site analytics show 0.66% over the last two weeks...almost double Opera's share, for whatever that's worth.
My data look like everyone else: 0.40%. I'm glad to see IE at less than 60%.

Chrome is all about data applications. I don't think we'll see it jump as a general browsing tool for most people. Safari and IE are too easy to use as the built-in browsers, and Firefox has awesome plug-ins for the tech folks. Google is going after desktop applications more than browsers. I think of Chrome more like a light operating system.
We (gatech.edu) are seeing about a 1.5% share of our traffic. I have to echo Anne's comment, since it's basically webkit we aren't concerned about it.
Our Analytics account is showing approximately 0.25% over the last few weeks. I haven't visited our site at all using Chrome, so it must be someone other than me. :)
Mark, we've seen .55% for alumni.buffalo.edu and .42% for giving.buffalo.edu (22% and 24% respectively for Firefox). I think Chrome will eventually match Firefox in market share though not until it goes through a few refining processes. However, running Gmail, Pandora, and Meebo simultaneously and not having other tabs/windows slow to a crawl is reason enough for me to use it.

If Chrome does become a major player then we're still going to send it web-standard code, right? I'm a firm believer in sending the same markup to whatever software requested it.
I've had a similar experience in terms of Chrome slowdown with multiple tabs open.

I'm a tab fiend, I might add, which means I also won't be using it until they solve the problem.
Only about 0.17%
At OSU Fisher College of Business (fisher.osu.edu), 0.18% of web visitors are using the Chrome browser. IE use is at 76% and FireFox is at 19.8%.
Here at UBC (vancouver) we're seeing 0.45% over the last month.

Maybe this is a little too far down the road, but the impact we may need to start considering is the eventual increase in screen resolutions in the 320x240 range. With Chrome and Safari now on mobile devices, it's only a matter of time before "industry" starts releasing sites / apps / widgets etc. that cater to the small screen interface in one way or another.

It's already happening to some extent (for example WordPress for iPhone) and it will likely expand to more services, many of which probably haven't even been conceived yet. Industry shifts the expectations of what can be done on the web, our audiences take those expectations with them wherever they roam, and eventually we move to meet these expectations as best we can. For example, two or three years ago, who would have expected universities to be creating a presence in YouTube, Facebook, or iTunesU?
The Top Browsers from GA

1. Internet Explorer 56.87%
2. Firefox 32.11%
3.Safari 9.86%
4. Mozilla 0.53%
5. Chrome 0.29%
6. Opera 0.16%
7. Netscape 0.07%
8. Camino 0.03%
9. Konqueror 0.02%

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