Internet Explorer is bleeding web share fast. In their latest study NetMarketshare found that IE accounts for less than 60% of online traffic for the first time in years. In June of 2009, they controlled 68.32% of web share. As of April 2010, that number has plummeted to just 59.95%.
Over the same period, Firefox has seen healthy gains of around 2%, while Chrome has shot up from 2.4% to 6.7%. Safari has also seen a healthy rise; from 3.79% to 4.72%. Together, these three browsers are putting IE through the 'death of a thousand cuts'. Small-to-moderate gains for each of them have translated to a big drop for Explorer.
Those of us who used (and loved) Netscape back in the day can't help but feel a little bit of schadenfreude here. What goes around, comes around Redmond!