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."

#19 Re: Re: Quit your whiny bitching

by asa <>

Friday July 16th, 2004 5:29 PM

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"Opera rating war are a <b>bad</b> thing" !!

WTF? three or four fanboys on both sides giving the others some bad reviews on is a "war" and it's "a bad thing". That's just silly. Seriously. Anyone who thinks this matters in the slightest needs to get out some. Do you think that the world cares about 5 or 10 or even 20 browser fans duking it out in a couple of forums? Why are you even wasting brain cycles thinking about something of such non-significance. There's work to be done making Mozilla (or Firefox or Opera or whatever) better. There's work to be done getting the word out about how great or how horrible some piece of software is. Making a mountain out of this silly little molehill is plain silly.