Who's Your Browser?

Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp (Houston) NMLS #168854/#2289

According to the "psychometric consultancy' outfit AptiQuant, users of Internet Explorer have a lower than average IQ.

Based on what? Who really believes this stuff?

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AptiQuant sent online IQ tests to more than 100,000 people and, based on the responses it got, came to the fascinating conclusion that users of the Internet Explorer browser are likely to have a lower than average IQ.

Those that use Firefox had the highest IQ and Chrome and Safari fell in between. The study supposedly had the same results when it was administered five years ago!

On its website AptiQuant say it "provides tools to corporations to help them measure the mental ability of existing or potential employees." Ahh….okay!

So the question is: Who’s your Browser?

Things that make you go hmmm??

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James Ward is the Branch Manager and a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist, CMPS® with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., a Mortgage Banking firm in Houston Texas; NMLS #168854. James has been in the Real Estate profession since 1988 and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Real Estate in 1988. James can be reached at (713) 528-0333 or via e-mail at jamesw@fairwaymc.com. Check us out on the web at www.fairway-homeloans.com.

Comments (4)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

Interesting IQ test.  Who would have thought that the internet browser was a valid indicator?  I really believe it has to do with having the right O/S  and what the industry is using to improve technology, as to what browser you should use.  I do see the trend moving away from IE, tho.

Aug 02, 2011 04:08 AM
James Ward
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp (Houston) - Houston, TX
Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist Houston

I agree with you Dan....

Aug 02, 2011 04:37 AM
Carolyn Nelson
Realty One Carolina, LLC - Burlington, NC
Your Triangle to Triad Real Estate Expert!


Does this mean that the MLS wants us to remain on the lower end of the scale? If I didn't need IE for the MLS, I would have kicked it in the garbage can 13+ years ago. Ihave yet to find a browser that I do like 100% so I will stick with Slim Browser and my alternative..

Aug 02, 2011 10:07 AM
James Ward
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp (Houston) - Houston, TX
Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist Houston

Slim browser? What is that?

Aug 02, 2011 10:18 AM