Firefox Goes for Record, Crashes Instead
Ian Lurie Jun 17 2008
Firefox wanted to break the world record for downloads with their new Firefox 3 browser. Neat!
I signed up for ‘Firefox Download Day’, which is today.
I go to their site and see this:
Can you give me a D’OH!
My piece of internet marketing wisdom for today: If you want to try to break a download record, be sure you have the bandwidth and servers to handle it.
Oh, and you might want to test, too.
Update: 2 PM PDT – I just downloaded Firefox 3. It’s dang nifty so far. Although it did disable just about all of my plugins…
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More