Firefox Goes for Record, Crashes Instead

Ian Lurie

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

Ian Lurie is the founder of Portent. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). Ian's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Ian is now an independent consultant and continues to work with the Portent team- training the agency group on all things digital. You can find him at

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