We rendered a million web pages to find out what makes the web slow

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Oct 25, 2020
Link to article: https://itnext.io/we-rendered-a-million-web-pages-to-find-out-what-makes-the-web-slow-72bbba9ade96

This popped up on Reddit's /r/programming today, and I found it quite interesting. Some good of insights for programmers into how web pages are behaving today in modern browsers.

But performance metrics aside, this is my favorite:


Add up those numbers and you realize 75% of all content loaded indirectly into web pages comes directly from Google services! That is one scary Big Brother. The worst part is that such level of oversight is not even comprehensible by the layman user. The vast majority of people have no idea how deep Google has buried itself into the world wide web infrastructure.


Sep 23, 2020
This is why I install uBlock Origin on every personal computer I touch and my work computer. Well, one reason anyway.


Sep 17, 2020
This is why I install uBlock Origin on every personal computer
Agreed! UBO keeps a lot of Google stuff at bay for me.

That said, however, UBO can also be a bit of a pain to live with because it is so aggressive!