Firefox: 400 Million And Counting
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Speaking of great online marketing stories, Spread Firefox!, the home of Firefox community marketing, just signaled that Firefox has now reached over 400 million downloads.
I'm surely responsible for at least 100 of those, but that aside, it's nice to see Firefox continuing to pick up browser share.
Aside from the few times I'm forced to use Internet Explorer for certain intranet apps at IBM (yeah, go figure), I use Firefox pretty much full time these days, and I suspect I'm not alone.
The Spread Firefox! movement began back on November 9th, 2004, delivering 25 million downloads in the first 99 days.
That doubled to 50 in the next six months. 100 million in the first year.
And now, three years after the movement started, 400 million.
So, if you put up a Firefox button to encourage the community marketing movement, or are a Firefox devotee, congratulate yourself.
You're part of online, open source, grassroots marketing at its finest.