aristotle - 9:01 pm on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
From an article dated May 20, 2010:
Google showed an interesting chart yesterday at the first Google I/O keynote. The number of Google Chrome users more than doubled in less than a year from 30 million users in July 2009 to 70 million users today. It's worth pointing out that this is the number of active users, not the number of Google Chrome downloads.
Link: [googlesystem.blogspot.com ]
So about a year ago Chrome already had about 70 million regular users. I believe that this is enough for Google to collect meaningful data on user behavior. Also, contrary to what was implied in a previous post, Chrome allows Google to collect data for ANY WEBSITE that gets a significant number of visitors. Possible useful data would include:
1. A user bookmarks a page as a favorite.
2. A user saves a copy of a pge on their hard drive.
3. A user returns to the same page later.
4. A user visits other pages on the same site.