Continuing on the browser theme, the spread Firefox website has a really cool viral campaign going on right now. Firefox is of course the awesome browser that is now rivaling Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The site looks great and the idea behind Download Day 2008 is for people to make a pledge to download Firefox 3 the day it comes out and help set the Guinness World Record for Most Software Downloaded in a 24 hour period.
All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours – it’s that easy. We’re not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome.
The really neat thing about the site is the map of the world. You can roll over any country and see how many pledges they have so far; come on Canada! At the time of this writing the United States has the most pledges, but what I find really interesting is the next closest countries which are Brazil, Poland, Japan and Germany. It will be really interesting to see who comes out with the most downloads on release day. Right now the total stands at 231,189, lets get this number growing! Go and make your pledge now, lets get more standards compliant web browsers out there, and besides, Firefox is just a great browser anyway. If you really want to get involved, you can also check out the Get Involved section where you can find idea’s on how to spread the word to other people.
For my thoughts on current web browsers see Choosing the wrong web browser.