The official numbers for Firefox download day are out. We talked about Firefox Download Day here and here. Here is the official wording:
From 18:16 UTC on June 17, 2008 to 18:16 UTC on June 18, 2008, 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 and are now enjoying a safer, smarter and better Web.
The download since then have reached 28,445,504 when I wrote this article. So what’s the big deal in setting a record that never existed? Its good publicity I say. People have been publicizing Firefox 3 for a long time and this campaign proved the straw on the camel’s back. As they mention on the site "Lets, See what people come up with next to help spread Firefox". If you have not already downloaded Firefox 3, do it now its fast and worth it. Head on here to find out more details about the record. You can also get the Download Day Certificate, although with no validation of any sort it doesn’t have the same appeal, you can get it even if you didn’t download Firefox 3!
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How to set a Guinness World Record? Well do something amazing and different to the extreme i guess. Can’t do it? May be you can. You can help Firefox set a Guinness World Record for the most number of software downloads in 24 hours! All you have to do is pledge here.
Thats it. Rest will be done by Mozilla. On the D – Day ( I mean the download day) you will get a link in your inbox to download Firefox. Just click on the link and do your bit in setting a world record and spreading a better browser of course.
Still not interested? Why would you want to download Firefox? Here are a few reasons that the site qoutes:
- New Features :
- Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance.
- Keeping you and your personal information safe is our top priority. Firefox 3 includes phishing and malware protection, plus our new instant site ID info.
- With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.
- Your taste and needs set you apart from the rest. With Firefox 3 you can choose from over 5,000 add-ons that help you customize your browsing experience.
There is also a country wise break up of the pledges. At this moment US is leading. India is trailing. Come on fellow Indians!
|Download pledge map
What will you get? Check out the FAQ for more information. An excellent idea by Mozilla to make FF3 popular. Gosh.. When will my brain cook one of these ideas? 🙂
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