Firefox Marketing Project, Week 2

Thursday July 15th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "Many thanks to everyone who participated in our first marketing project. As I write this, 1369 people have given Firefox a 96% approval rating, and 1220 people have rated it straight fives across the board. Firefox is now on the most popular list, above other heavyweights like MSN Messenger, AIM, and Winamp. This was an amazing launch to our 'ten weeks, ten ideas, ten million downloads' community marketing campaign.

"For our second initiative, we're stepping it up a bit and asking you to help us manage the enormous volume of press coverage that our products enjoy daily. We're seeking to mobilize a team of determined individuals that can manage itself in identifying three types of press coverage — factually inaccurate stories, stories that don't mention Firefox or Thunderbird but should, and stories that are factually correct and balanced — and respond to them accordingly. A new mailing list will be used to coordinate daily activity; the team will be determined, focused, easily mobilized and not prone to the sort of long and aimless discussions that plague other lists. The Foundation's in-house press relations team will continue to handle the 'tier 1', most prominent stories, but for everything else we need your help. More information about the initiative and how you can help is available at my blog."

#12 Re: Quit your whiny bitching

by mr_anon

Friday July 16th, 2004 7:39 AM

You are replying to this message

I'd just like to say that, well, ending a post named "Quit your whiny bitching" with "Seriously, grow up" is somewhat hypocrital.

Other than that, I have nothing to say about your post. I'm disappointed, frankly.

To everyone else:

I wasn't meaning to flame, troll, whine, whatever. If it came across that way, I'm sorry. I was just trying to make people realize that things like the Opera rating war are a <b>bad</b> thing that were, unfortunately, started by some members of the MozillaZine community, and they need to be openly denounced. The fact of the matter is, no matter if you ask for honest reviews and the like, it's

Yes, I use the mr_anon account - because I've made a total of like 3 or 4 comments on the MozillaZine frontpage, and didn't think it worth registering for that. Just FYI, my name IRL is Dougal Sutherland. My email is <>. My forums account is w0073r. My AIM account is also w0073r. My Yahoo account is better_aao_champ. My MSN account is <> (guess what my secondary email is). If you look up SUNYSB, that stands for State University of New York - Stony Brook, which is a university on Long Island, which applies I have some kind of connection with the math department there (which is true). Hell, my IP is :p If you bother to look that up, that means I use Optimum Online, which is owned by Cablevision and operates in the northeast US.

That satisfy you? If you want, I'll even sign up, though it seems a waste as I doubt I'll be posting very much.

danielwang and Gnu got what I was trying to say pretty much right, and I absolutely agree with everything else they said.