Mozilla Featured on Dallas-Fort Worth's WFAA 'News 8' and in CNET Download.com Newsletter
Wednesday July 9th, 2003
Stan Gatchel writes: "For all you Mozilla fans in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area: WFAA Channel 8 News 8 Midday has a brief piece every Wednesday called Computer Corner. This week they talked about blocking annoying pop up ads. First they mentioned a Windows program which cost $29 or, if you want a free program, 'try Mozilla!' They gave it a good recommendation as a browser too. This is mainstream press folks! All you hard working Mozilla developers, take a few bows. A big thanks from all of us Linux folk too!"
Reading the online article that accompanies the pop-up blocker report requires registering with the site (this involves supplying personal information, including a mailing address) but a streaming video of today's Computer Corner segment can be watched in its entirety without registration (RealVideo 8 format).
Mozilla is also featured in this week's CNET Download.com newsletter (you can subscribe to this and other CNET newsletters at nl.com.com). Read the full article for the opinion of Download.com's Senior Editor. Thanks to Percy Cabello for forwarding this to us.
No matter how much public Moz gets, it never seems to hit critical mass.
I wonder how many WFAA viewers will be incorrectly thinking StopZilla is related to Mozilla?
"It not only lets you bock pop-up ads"
Finally, someone found a good use for popup ads...Bock beers!
#5 Don't give them your real name
Thursday July 10th, 2003 10:54 AM
They can make me "register", but they can't make me give them my real name or email address. If they don't send an email with a secret link as part of the registration process, use "<firstname.lastname@example.org>" (an autoresponder set up for uses such as this). If they do need to send you a msg to which a response is required, register first for a free mailbox on <http://www.despammed.com> .
I wonder why CNET Networks doesn't own newsletter(s).com?