I'll buy/sell that for $1



  • I was poking around the www today looking for the FireFox 2.0 download that everybody else in the office was raving abount (though none of them had found it either) and came across the following ... http://explorerdestroyer.com/ 

    I still cannot make up my mind if the google/$1 is for real; but if it is, surely after all of the malpractice complaints about M$ bundling IE/Media Player etc with the OS, paying people to block IE from using their sites must be "iffy".

    Furthermore, I wonder if the $1 per click will be paid for in Google shares that cannot be sold like the you-tube purchase?



  • It's true - I have one of those buttons on one of my sites ;).

    However, they don't just require you to install FireFox, you also need to install their toolbar.
     



  • Google is your friend. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/all-rc.html

    I love how they don't mention any other browsers like K-Melon, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, Opera, etc. Like the only 2 browsers in existence are Internet Explorer and Firefox.



  • [quote user="HeroreV"]

    Google is your friend. http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/all-rc.html

    I love how they don't mention any other browsers like K-Melon, Konqueror, SeaMonkey, Opera, etc. Like the only 2 browsers in existence are Internet Explorer and Firefox.

    [/quote]

    Thanks HeroreV; the point was not so much finding the build (though the page you gave me points to RC3; alledgedly RTM was released in the early hours of yesterday morning) but the fact that Google is paying people to try and scrap IE. After all the people who have attacked M$ for bundling software in order to get it installed, this just seems bizarre.



  • [quote user="Martin"]

     

    I still cannot make up my mind if the google/$1 is for real;

    [/quote]

     

    That site says "(yes, this is a joke)."



  • [quote user="Alistair Wall"][quote user="Martin"]

     

    I still cannot make up my mind if the google/$1 is for real;

    [/quote]

     

    That site says "(yes, this is a joke)."

    [/quote]

    Yes, next to the Google financial redistribution graph ...



  • [quote user="Martin"]

    I was poking around the www today looking for the FireFox 2.0 download that everybody else in the office was raving abount (though none of them had found it either) and came across the following ... http://explorerdestroyer.com/ 

    I still cannot make up my mind if the google/$1 is for real; but if it is, surely after all of the malpractice complaints about M$ bundling IE/Media Player etc with the OS, paying people to block IE from using their sites must be "iffy".

    Furthermore, I wonder if the $1 per click will be paid for in Google shares that cannot be sold like the you-tube purchase?

    [/quote]

    Oh please. This is a hoax in itself, but of course everybody is jumping on the Firefox bandwagon without thinking a second about it themselves.

    Granted, FireFox is a very cool product, and it is nice to see that ms doesn't get a complete monopoly, but the way of going "Uhh, ie bad, ff goooood" is a wtf in itself.



  • [quote user="GettinSadda"]

    It's true - I have one of those buttons on one of my sites ;).

    However, they don't just require you to install FireFox, you also need to install their toolbar.
     

    [/quote]

    Well, perhaps you should have seen this first..

     



  • [quote user="Martin"]

    I was poking around the www today looking for the FireFox 2.0 download that everybody else in the office was raving abount (though none of them had found it either) and came across the following ... http://explorerdestroyer.com/ 

    I still cannot make up my mind if the google/$1 is for real; but if it is, surely after all of the malpractice complaints about M$ bundling IE/Media Player etc with the OS, paying people to block IE from using their sites must be "iffy".

    Furthermore, I wonder if the $1 per click will be paid for in Google shares that cannot be sold like the you-tube purchase?

    [/quote] https://www.google.com/adsense/referrals-settings#section=1

     "Mozilla Firefox is a web browser with pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, as well as privacy and security features. We have integrated the Google Toolbar into the Firefox download to offer users even more features: Google search, SpellCheck and Autofill. Visit the Mozilla Firefox website.

    When a user downloads and installs Firefox through your referral, we'll credit your account with up to USD1.00 (more details). * "

    The awesome bit is: "* A Firefox referral is counted when a Windows user, who has not previously installed Firefox, downloads and runs the program for the first time. "



  • [quote user="Kyanar"]https://www.google.com/adsense/referrals-settings#section=1[/quote]

    Ouch.

    Looks like the wtf is on me.



  • What percentage of visits to your site are with Internet Explorer? Check your stats. If it's more than 50%, you've got some serious work cut out for you...

    Think how psyched you would be if less than 50% of your sites' visitors used IE. It's a good target:

    All ok until you realise that your hits have gone down by almost exactly the number of users that you used to have using IE...


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